HEDIS- Reaching for the Stars

  • December 18, 2018
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
  • Online

“HEDIS- Reaching for the Stars”

There is no other time as now to focus on achieving higher STAR Rating on HEDIS. As many as one- third of Medicare Enrollees choose Medicare Advantage driving payors to quickly capture sizable market share. This also means that payors have to be  nimble and demonstrate value differentiators to members, providers for continued increase in member enrollment and retention. One of the ways to attract Medicare Advantage members is to drive the HEDIS star rating. Increase in STAR rating from 3.5 to 4 could mean additional benefits through rebates, and bonus that can quickly scale revenues. A 4+star rating can increase enrollees to the plan as the rating would indicate a plan’s ability to perform well in the five focus areas of care and customer service that drive HEDIS rating. Additionally, a 5 STAR rating would enable plans to enroll members year around allowing more members to switch. However, HEDIS metric collection and reporting continues to be a complex process despite the use of tools and technology. To achieve an improved HEDIS STAR rating requires us to understand in depth current process and data challenges to enhance data collection accuracy and efficiency and enable providers with right tools to share the data in a timely manner.

The webinar will provide an overview of various common process and data challenge amongst payors and area of opportunities to enable providers and payors to comply with accurate data collection using text mining and intelligent automation.


Venky Ananth
Vice President and Regional Head, Healthcare
Infosys Limited

Venky is a VP and global head of Infosys’ Healthcare Industry Vertical.  In this role, he is responsible for profitable growth of Infosys’ Healthcare business. His responsibility straddles Infosys Healthcare strategy, market innovation, building high performance teams and managing critical relationships with senior client executives in the Healthcare industry. He has deep understanding of Healthcare business and specializes in leveraging technology to solve business problems at scale.

Venky has spent over two decades with Infosys and has broad experience spanning multiple industries and geographies. He has won a multitude of excellence awards and Gold standard awards for outstanding achievement ranging from thought leadership in the industry to client management. He holds a undergraduate degree in mechanical Engineering and an executive leadership program from Stanford graduate school of business.

Jayanthi Subramanian
Senior Principal, Business Consulting  
Healthcare and Life Sciences (HLS)

Jayanthi is a business intelligence consultant with 25+ years of experience who has enabled transformational initiatives in healthcare and life sciences including strategy definition, solution design and implementation. Have developed niche industry specific solutions, sales enablement and client relationships

She has lead  $10 mil large Medicaid program implementation for a state for a duration of 1 year. Extensively involved in platform design to regulatory, functionality, UI/UX, data migration and training. Closely worked with CXO suite, government stakeholders for successful delivery and roll out. The State is a leader in the  transformation Initiative in Medicaid.

Also enabled sales and strategic solutioning for $33 mil multi year business and technology transformation for a health plan. Developed unique solution to address niche industry problem of provider data management using AI.  Lead consulting engagements for a multi year $90mil PBM program to determine program success factors, challenges and future roadmap for a large technology transformation. Developed HEDIS solution , regulatory and business assets for both providers and payors.  Was also responsible for Designed and developed $ 10 mil, 2 year EDW and BI for hospital readmissions, clinical analysis for chronic disease management improving data/reporting accuracy to 80% and $9 mil, 1 year Pharma commercial sales BI.

Jayanthi has completed her Doctorate in Business Administration & Management in Healthcare and leadership, along with Masters in Neuroscience, bachelors in Occupational Therapy

She is a Certified Design Thinker HPI and Certified Dementia Specialist and other clinical certifications and is a Part of various CMS regulatory workgroups