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September 22, 2017: Mark Stephens, Prima Health Analytics, co-authored the cover story for this month’s Nephrology News & Issues magazine. The article presents an analysis of dialysis facility changes in efficiency and productivity immediately after implementation of Medicare’s ESRD Prospective Payment System (PPS) in 2011. An online version of the article can be found here.
April 28, 2016: Analysis shows dialysis center 5-star rating success stories not tied to quality of care. Additional stars in the rating system for dialysis facilities may not reflect increases in quality of care, according to an analysis presented by Prima Health Analytics at the National Kidney Foundation 2016 Spring Clinical Meetings. See the full story here.
June 15, 2015: For the second straight month, Mark Stephens, Prima Health Analytics, wrote the cover story for Nephrology News & Issues magazine. The article presents an analysis of trends in dialysis patient case-mix in the U.S. since 2000. An online version of the article can be found here.
May 12, 2015: Mark Stephens, Prima Health Analytics, wrote the cover story in this month’s issue of Nephrology News & Issues magazine. The article presents an analysis of Medicare’s quality ratings for dialysis providers in the U.S. An online version of the article can be found here.
November 10, 2014: Mark Stephens, Prima Health Analytics, interviewed on NPR’s All Things Considered. Mr. Stephens was recently interviewed by National Public Radio/Kaiser Health News for a story on patient coordinated care models and the dialysis industry. The story aired on NPR’s All Things Considered on Nov. 10th. You can listen to the podcast here. A short web news article can be found here.
October 14, 2014: Mark Stephens, Prima Health Analytics, interviewed in Modern Healthcare. Mr. Stephens was recently interviewed by Modern Healthcare magazine and was quoted in a story on the future of the U.S. Dialysis Industry. You can read the article here. (Registration required, but free). Or download a copy in MS Word here.
September 18, 2014: Mark Stephens, Prima Health Analytics, presents webinar on U.S. Dialysis Industry Cost and Quality Benchmarking Tools. On September 18, the Renal Services Exchange (RSE) hosted an informational webinar to discuss the all-new Cost and Quality Benchmarking Reports. The webinar was developed to offer educational support on how to use these critical decision-making tools. Featured presenter, Mark Stephens of Prima Health Analytics, provided additional background about the reports and how these benchmarks might be used to run day-to-day facility operations. NRAA members can listen to the webinar and download a copy of the slide presentation here (login required).
June 4, 2013: PHA Wins Best Research Poster Award at ISPOR 18th Annual International Meeting: Prima Health Analytics was honored with a Best Research Poster award at the ISPOR 18th Annual International Meeting in New Orleans, LA (May 2013.) This prestigious award is presented to no more than three poster presentations per year, out of the hundreds submitted. Link to the announcement and award-winning poster here.
Nov. 12, 2011: Mark Stephens, Prima Health Analytics, gives Press Briefing on Dialysis Patient Travel at ASN Kidney Week: Read the Medscape news article here.