Blogs by Inci Kaya

August 9, 2021

In June and July 2021, the New York Times published multiple articles on the role of a COVID-19 vaccine identity pass and the trials and tribulations associated with its rollout.

May 5, 2021

Health plans, like any commercial enterprise, are constantly on a quest for improving their bottom lines by applying the following three strategic levers across their organization: improving operational efficiency, reducing costs, or improving revenue. Hand in hand with these strategic initiatives come their operational siblings―identifying leaks, remedying inaccuracies, and determining inefficiencies―to address and eliminate them. Preventing those leaks or inaccuracies from happening in the first place is ideal.

April 29, 2021

On April 17, 2021, The New York Times published an article under its Retiring section titled “Rising Debt, Falling Income: How to Dig Out.” The article showcased individuals and families affected financially due to job losses related to COVID-19 or other economic factors, ailing family members with high medical bills, insufficient awareness of the implications of having credit card balances, and limited savings.

October 15, 2020

As I move through Q4, I am finalizing plans for primary research topics for 2021. COVID-19, elections, market fluctuations, government aid, the Affordable Care Act’s fate, and employment levels will of course be the headliners, so no need to recycle that content. But there is a set of industry-specific trends that will impact the way healthcare is delivered and paid for in 2021 and beyond. Some–such as telehealth—are newer, but most have their roots in past years and are entering their next chapter.