October 6, 2016
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Primary Care Physicians Can Better Manage the Total Cost of Care for an Accountable Care Population

SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Primary care physicians (“PCPs”) can more effectively manage the total cost of care when managing the healthcare needs of a covered population. Cave Consulting Group (“CCGroup”) reached this conclusion after evaluating the performance of several health plan accountable care and value-based reimbursement programs.   “On average, PCPs […]

May 16, 2016
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National Specialist Panels Uphold Established Clinical MedMarker Protocol Ranges™

SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nationally over 230,000 primary care physicians (PCPs) and specialists are evaluated based on achieving acceptable clinical protocol ranges in treating medical conditions (or Clinical MedMarker Protocol Ranges™). “CCGroup works with CCGroup National Specialist Panels on an ongoing basis. This effort helps to ensure the validity of established […]

April 1, 2016
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Foundation for Successful, Provider Value-Based Payment Programs

SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CCGroup is the market innovator and leader in reliably measuring physician efficiency. Just one year ago, a California federal jury awarded Cave Consulting Group, Inc. (CCGroup) more than $12 million after determining that OptumInsight’s Impact Intelligence infringes CCGroup’s patent for measuring physician efficiency. “No other competitor to […]

May 13, 2015
Healthcare-Compliance

CCGroup Seeks Injunction Against OptumInsight’s Impact Intelligence Software

SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A California federal jury determined that UnitedHealth Group’s subsidiary OptumInsight infringed Cave Consulting Group’s patent for measuring physician efficiency. The federal jury determined that OptumInsight infringed the U.S. Patent No. 7,739,126 (“‘126 patent”) by operating and licensing its Impact Intelligence software, a competing solution for developing physician efficiency scores. “The jury […]

April 8, 2015
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Jury Awards Cave Consulting Group $12 Million for Patent Infringement

SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A California federal jury on Friday, April 3, 2015 awarded Cave Consulting Group, Inc. more than $12 million after determining that UnitedHealth Group’s subsidiary OptumInsight infringed Cave Consulting Group’s patent for measuring physician efficiency. The jury also rejected OptumInsight’s counterclaim that Cave Consulting Group infringed OptumInsight’s patent […]

April 30, 2014
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Cave Consulting Group, Inc. Prevails In Numerous Patent Infringement Disputes With OptumInsight, Inc.

SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CCGroup is pleased to announce that it has prevailed on many of the patent infringement claims asserted against it by OptumInsight (formerly Ingenix, Inc.). OptumInsight’s claims of infringement for 6 of its 8 asserted patents, which pertained to grouping medical claims data into episode treatment groups (“ETGs”), have […]

March 5, 2014
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U.S. Patents Issued to Protect Cave Consulting Group’s (“CCGroup”) Physician Efficiency Measurement Using Episodes-of-Care and a Predefined Set of Medical Conditions

U.S. Patents Issued to Protect Cave Consulting Group’s (“CCGroup”) Physician Efficiency Measurement Using Episodes-of-Care and a Predefined Set of Medical Conditions San Mateo, CA. – CCGroup is pleased to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a fourth patent to CCGroup, protecting its physician efficiency methodology […]

April 19, 2013
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Virginia Mason Practices in the Appropriate Clinical Protocol Range for MRI of Spine Use in Diagnostics for Low Back Pain

SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CCGroup is pleased to announce that Virginia Mason Medical Center (Virginia Mason) in Seattle, Wash. continues to practice in the appropriate Clinical MedMarker™ Protocol Range for utilizing MRI of Spine in diagnostics for routine, non-complicated low back pain (LBP) patient episodes-of-care. This news is not surprising to Robert […]

March 19, 2013
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CCGroup Develops Acceptable Clinical Protocol Range for MRI of Spine in Treating Low Back Pain

San Mateo, CA. – CCGroup is pleased to announce that the company has developed an acceptable clinical protocol range for utilizing MRI of Spine in diagnostics for routine, non-complicated low back pain (LBP) patient episodes-of-care.  CCGroup BullsEye™ statistical analysis and methodologies (protected by U.S. Patent No. 8,301,464) strongly correlates MRI […]

March 1, 2013
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CCGroup Develops Acceptable Clinical Protocol Range for Upper GI Endoscopy Use in Treating Gastroesophagel (GERD)

Cave Consulting Group (“CCGroup”) Develops Acceptable Clinical Protocol Range for Upper GI Endoscopy Use in Treating Gastroesophageal (GERD) February 22, 2013 San Mateo, CA. – CCGroup is pleased to announce that the company has developed an acceptable clinical protocol range for utilizing upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopies in treating routine, noncomplicated […]