This month, HCIM is launching its new Ask an Expert discussion blog. The intent is to create an interactive discussion blog that leverages the hands-on experience and managed care/health plan payer expertise of HCIM’s colleagues, consultants, business affiliates, and industry leading clients. The wealth of knowledge within this expansive group provides a forum to access the best practices and answers to common issues and challenges that each of us in our collective industry encounter on a regular basis. I had been looking for a forum that I could tap into that would provide me with the opportunity to share and learn from others’ prior experiences, so I would not have to waste time “re-inventing” the wheel. I have not found such a forum to date, so I and others within HCIM decided to create one. This new Ask an Expert discussion blog is an opportunity for all of us to share our past successes and trials by contributing in an open and meaningful forum with our peers, partners, and customers.
During the month of April, HCIM is offering a $5 Amazon.com gift card for each question that is submitted, approved, and posted to the new Ask an Expert blog, with a limit of four gift cards per person. All questions will be thoroughly researched and if the answer is not ready available within the HCIM team, we will seek out the best advice and answers among our extensive network of peers and customers. We may even be calling upon you to share your knowledge and experiences as an industry expert.
Obviously, no one has all the answers. Our greatest opportunity to learn is to seek out the collective knowledge and experience of others through open and insightful discussions and forums such as the Ask an Expert forum, which HCIM is committed to build and support.
I look forward to reviewing each of your questions and seeking out the answers as part of our new Ask an Expert discussion blog.