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Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 01-14-2020, 03:13 PM
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Posted By PoisedGiraffe
It takes a long time, but it really helps me...

It takes a long time, but it really helps me learn the material. Also, added bonus that it strengthens your hand, so writing for so long on the exam isn't as bad :smile:
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 01-14-2020, 02:15 PM
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Posted By PoisedGiraffe
Yes, I tracked my hours for this exam - ended...

Yes, I tracked my hours for this exam - ended right about 220 hours.

This is the first time I've ever gone over the "100 hours per hour of exam" guideline. Also this was about 80% of my study...
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 01-14-2020, 12:35 PM
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Posted By PoisedGiraffe
Sure - I will preface by saying that I study...

Sure - I will preface by saying that I study fairly intensely and learn by writing, so I know this method probably isn't ideal for people who have different studying habits:

1. I read all of the...
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 01-14-2020, 10:31 AM
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Posted By PoisedGiraffe
Scored a 9, so looks like pass mark had to be...

Scored a 9, so looks like pass mark had to be less than 32.
Forum: Decision Making and Communications 12-01-2019, 02:39 PM
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Posted By PoisedGiraffe
This is a great question that I have myself. ...

This is a great question that I have myself.

I'm thinking that it doesn't necessarily have to be from the facilitator, but rather than FSA candidate, maybe it should be someone who was involved...
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 10-30-2019, 01:44 PM
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Posted By PoisedGiraffe
Well I made like 60 extra notecards, so more like...

Well I made like 60 extra notecards, so more like just killing myself for 2 points

:shrug:
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 10-30-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 285
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Posted By PoisedGiraffe
I ended up making a notecard for this, luckily. ...

I ended up making a notecard for this, luckily.


It was things like underwriting controls, staggering renewals for pricing, provider diversity, negotiation power, reinsurance contracts, auditing...
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 10-22-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 285
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Posted By PoisedGiraffe
Does anyone have any thoughts on how in-depth we...

Does anyone have any thoughts on how in-depth we should be covering the various grouper models (e.g. Symmetry, MARA, DxCG, etc.)?

Has anyone come across an old exam problem that looks at one of...
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 10-20-2019, 01:14 PM
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Posted By PoisedGiraffe
I think they just skipped some intermediate...

I think they just skipped some intermediate steps. If you first solve for ACL, I think it's more clear.

100M/ACL = 175%

So ACL = 57.2M

Now to have RBC of 225% multiply 57.2 by 2.25 = 128.6...
Forum: Group & Health Specialty Exam 09-23-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 285
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Posted By PoisedGiraffe
That looks to be pretty close to what I'll end up...

That looks to be pretty close to what I'll end up getting. It's giving me some anxiety, since I've seen some data from TIA that suggests most people study almost the same amoutn of hours for...
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 05-14-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,861
Posted By PoisedGiraffe
Oh, I missed that! That's wonderful (well,...

Oh, I missed that! That's wonderful

(well, as wonderful as sitting for a transitional exam can be)
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 05-13-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,861
Posted By PoisedGiraffe
As I understand it, which more falls into...

As I understand it, which more falls into educated guess, is that the people who are taking the whole "new" exam are graded on a combined basis, similar to how it is today. E.g. to your point, DP-A...
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 05-03-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 361
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Posted By PoisedGiraffe
I knew coming to this thread would make me feel...

I knew coming to this thread would make me feel worse, but here I am, ready to wallow in the misery of that morning session.

I did SO many practice problems and still, there were so many problem...
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 04-28-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 37,508
Posted By PoisedGiraffe
I think there's two possible things that can be...

I think there's two possible things that can be interpreted:

1. Some of them have an advanced APM, but some have versions that are not, where the providers could still participate in MIPS. E.g....
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 04-28-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 37,508
Posted By PoisedGiraffe
I honestly forgot this was a topic because you're...

I honestly forgot this was a topic because you're right, I have yet to see it come up.

If this was a question, it's gotta be like an obscure one or two pointer right?
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 04-24-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 37,508
Posted By PoisedGiraffe
Yeah that's probably the best approach. They...

Yeah that's probably the best approach. They can't really argue if you literally cite the source.

I noticed this too. Looks like the 5% applies if there are 3000 members, but other sources claim...
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 04-23-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 37,508
Posted By PoisedGiraffe
The question I was working was #11 in the 2016...

The question I was working was #11 in the 2016 fall exam.

I agree with you, DataDan - that was my understanding.

The only thing I could think of is that if you weight the Duncan example based...
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 04-22-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 37,508
Posted By PoisedGiraffe
Question on the ACO shared savings-specifically...

Question on the ACO shared savings-specifically regarding adjusting the benchmarks for performance years. Did a problem earlier today with separate risk and age/gender factors for the performance...
Forum: Group & Health Advanced Exam 04-22-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 37,508
Posted By PoisedGiraffe
I think TIA kept in questions that refer to...

I think TIA kept in questions that refer to "background only" chapters on the syllabus. I took this to be one of those (I want to say Duncan Chapter 4 or 10, though I can't recall off the top of my...
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 02-14-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,892
Posted By PoisedGiraffe
Something that I did was use a whiteboard to...

Something that I did was use a whiteboard to practice notecards. I found that I couldn't keep track of all the items in my head when I was trying to recall, especially for longer lists.

Writing...
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 01-11-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 33,231
Posted By PoisedGiraffe
Passed! Was feeling on the fence so this is a...

Passed! Was feeling on the fence so this is a major relief!
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 01-11-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 33,231
Posted By PoisedGiraffe
Welp. The nerves have hit full force now. ...

Welp. The nerves have hit full force now.

36 minutes........
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 11-02-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 33,231
Posted By PoisedGiraffe
This makes me want to throw something at a wall

This makes me want to throw something at a wall
Forum: Group & Health Core Exam 11-01-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 33,231
Posted By PoisedGiraffe
This was exactly what I did. I feel like there...

This was exactly what I did. I feel like there was much more to it, but I just had no idea what other information we were supposed to incorporate that would change other values. Very frustrating, but...
Forum: Health Foundations Module 08-09-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 92,283
Posted By PoisedGiraffe
Submitted 7/8, MMR 8/9

Submitted 7/8, MMR 8/9
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