Mercer Innovates Employer Benefits Design Process to Drive Value-Added Care with Clarify Health Provider Network Analytics

Both companies expand relationship after achieving high-impact results across more than 280 supplier networks in 97 markets

SAN FRANCISCO, March 02, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Clarify Health, a leading healthcare analytics and value-based payment platform, today announced that Mercer, a global human resources and asset management consulting with a health and benefits business, expands its relationship to improve the employer’s benefits design process. In 2021, Mercer evaluated more than 280 high-quality provider networks in 97 markets using Clarify Networks, cloud-based analytics software that uses AI and machine learning to optimize quality, efficiency and network referral patterns. As part of its mission to improve quality of care, Mercer is now adding Clarify’s business network intelligence analytics. This addition allows employers to maximize competitive coverage so millions of individuals and families can benefit from higher quality care and a better patient experience.

“Over the past year, we have seen first-hand the ability of Clarify’s AI-powered software to improve network quality while automating the design process and saving hundreds of hours to our team of analysts,” said Nick Schram, principal at Mercer. “It helps our customers reduce costs, improve quality, and enhance the patient experience. We are expanding our relationship to continue to modernize benefit design and digitize strategic decision-making through MercerBEACON, our customer-facing software that leverages Clarify insights and leverages value-based strategies in today’s healthcare market.”

Clarify Networks software provides the industry’s most accurate provider performance benchmarks, adjusted for case mix based on real data, including claims, clinical indicators, and social determinants of health (SDoH) on 300 million patient lives. Mercer can benchmark providers in any of its customers’ markets, on demand, to identify high-quality providers and develop the best strategies for referring patients to those providers. Software predicts actual network performance based on quality, efficiency, and reference models as real-time design changes are made, saving months of the traditional design process . The software enables employers to identify and quantify savings opportunities by shifting care to higher performing providers.

Todd Gottula, President of Clarify Health, commented, “The provider network design process was in dire need of innovation. Traditionally, health plans and employers have relied on static data and heavy analytics to identify the best performing, highest quality providers to include in their network, resulting in a trial-and-error selection process. which lasts from 12 to 24 months. With its ability to accurately predict real-world network performance in software, Clarify Networks accelerates this timeframe by more than 8 times. “

Building on their first-year success with Clarify Networks, Mercer will now begin leveraging Clarify’s competitive intelligence analytics. This will help enable competitive coverage for Mercer customers so employees have better access to care. This capability instantly identifies opportunities to increase competitive overlap by evaluating the efficiency, quality, and referral patterns of real-world competitor networks.

“The future of provider network optimization lies in on-demand cloud analytics that provide health plans and employers with the insights they need to drive higher value care,” said Jean. Drouin, MD, CEO of Clarify Health. “We are excited to expand our relationship with Mercer as they continue to modernize the benefits and network design process to improve care for the workforce around the world.”

Meet Clarify Health and Mercer at HIMSS22

As part of an Executive Fireside Chat series at HIMSS22, Todd Gottula, President of Clarify Health, and Nick Schram, Principal at Mercer, will discuss “Technology Driving Higher-Value Supplier Networks.” The event will take place on March 15, 2022 at 2 p.m. ET at the Clarify Health booth (#1701). To learn more, visit: http://himss2022.clarifyhealth.com/.

About Clarify Health

Clarify Health is a value-based payment and enterprise analytics platform company that empowers payers, providers and life sciences companies to deliver better care, therapies and outcomes with actionable insights on the patient journey. Clarify’s cloud-based business applications are built on the Clarify Atlas platform, which maps the journeys of over 300 million patients to deliver over 18 billion AI-based predictions and surface insights with speed and precision. Clarify’s products illuminate actionable opportunities to drive growth, optimize networks, improve care delivery, manage population health, maximize value-based care performance, and commercialize therapies. With Clarify, healthcare organizations can move from point solution and manual analysis to rapid, self-service generation of enterprise insights that pave the way for better care and outcomes. To learn more, visit clarificationhealth.com.

About Mercer

Mercer believes in building a better future by redefining the world of work, reshaping retirement and investment outcomes, and unlocking real health and wellness. Mercer’s approximately 25,000 employees are based in 43 countries and the company operates in 130 countries. Mercer is a Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC) business, the global leader in risk, strategy and human resources professional services, with 83,000 colleagues and nearly $20 billion in annual revenue. dollars. Through its market-leading companies, including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit mercer.com. Follow Mercer on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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