Payer Provider Collaboration: A Tweetchat

We’re gearing up for #HIMSS17 with an update on one of our favorite topics – Payer/Provider Collaboration! Join us Friday, 2/10 at 1pm ET, for our fifth #AskAvaility tweetchat and let us know what you think 2017 holds for #healthcare collaboration. Mark Martin (@HIT_MMartin) and Steve Sisko (@ShimCode) will return to talk about how the #ACA, #patientexperience, and #HIT will affect payer/provider relationships in the new year.

Our tweetchat will be held in T1:A1 format with the following topics:

T1: How will uncertainty surrounding the #ACA affect how providers and health plans work together? #AskAvaility

T2: What are some ways that health plan-provider collaboration can improve the patient/member experience? #AskAvaility

T3: What’s your top priority: reducing cost, business growth, managing #valuebasedpayments? How will you accomplish this? #AskAvaility

T4: Patient care is still a personal 1-to-1 activity. Why should(n’t) relationships b/t health plans and providers be personal? #AskAvaility

T5: What are some of the ways technology plays a role in health plans and providers working together? #AskAvaility

T6: How will #valuebasedpayments affect how health plans and providers work together? #AskAvaility

Bring any questions, comments, or ideas to the chat and be sure to tag #AskAvaility. You can also tweet your thoughts to the hosts at @HIT_MMartin, @ShimCode, and @Availity.

Join us at the chat and then continue the conversation with us at #HIMSS17!

About the Hosts

Steve Sisko

Steve Sisko has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry and is a consultant focused on healthcare data, technology and services – primarily for health plans, payers and risk-bearing providers. Steve is known as @ShimCode on Twitter and runs a blog at You can learn more about Steve at his LinkedIn page and he can be contacted at

Mark Martin

Mark Martin is Director of Product Management for Availity LLC. His role includes establishing the vision and product lines designed to open effective information exchange between Health Plans, their provider networks, and membership with a goal of increasing quality while reducing administrative costs in healthcare. Mark has spent over 25 years in Health IT with a focus on automating workflows and systems for the benefit of healthcare providers. Follow Mark on Twitter @HIT_MMartin or email him at

About the Moderator


Availity integrates and manages clinical, administrative, and financial data to fuel real-time coordination between providers, health plans, and patients in a growing value-based care environment. Facilitating over 7 million transactions daily, Availity’s ability to provide accurate, timely, and relevant information is vital to the financial success of its customers. You can find more information on Availity at or on Twitter @Availity.