Evolent News and Announcements
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View our press releases for the latest Evolent announcements and catch up on where we’re being featured in the media.
Healthcare Informatics released its 2017 Top 100 Companies list, and Evolent Health checked in at No. 48, an 11-spot increase from 2016. The list is a compilation of the top health IT companies based on revenue derived from health care IT products and services.
Each year, 50 of the leading entrepreneurs, investors, technologists, reporters and providers dedicated to bringing technological advancements to health care are recognized by Rock Health. This year, Evolent Health received the “Best Performing IPO” designation.
The Health Care Transformation Task Force, an industry group made up of 43 members (including Evolent), published a call to the new administration and Congress to continue the drive towards value-based payment reform. The task force vowed to protect value-based care initiatives and encourage Congress to implement payment models that promote value.
Fewer than 24 hours after Donald Trump was elected president, Evolent Health CEO Frank Williams was on the phone with investors, in part trying to assure them the future of value-based health care is still bright and how Evolent’s “central thesis” will remain the same despite market shifts.
Connie Hwang, vice president of quality for Evolent Health, provides insight into why lower-income patients are more likely to enroll in low-rated MA plans. With a higher proportion of low-income beneficiaries, MA plans find it harder to perform well on certain quality measures. To fix the problem, Medicare will implement a Risk Adjustment model to the star ratings in 2017 to account for socioeconomic status.