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Health Highlight of The Month - Stroke and Heart Attack: Real Threats Impacting Younger Adults

In honor of May being National Stroke Awareness Month, we wanted to spread stroke awareness and promote prevention by sharing the article, "Stroke and Heart Attack: Real Threats Impacting Younger Adults" by Ellen Hosafros, Director of Corporate Communications for Corporate Synergies Group. This is a topic that's personally important to the APH team as well as our client base and their members, so we appreciate Corporate Synergies Group sharing this content.

Tags: Health Insurance Market, Health Insurance Plans, Medical Insurance, Health Screenings, Glucose Level, Chronic Conditions, Medical Exams, Blood Sugar, Cardiac Disease, High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Cardiovascular, Massive Stroke, National Stroke Awareness Month, Heart Attack, Stoke
Is Wellness Outreach with Blinders on Really Still Happening?

Yvonne Daugherty, VP of Development, Advanced Plan for Health

So many health and wellness-related programs today are pinpointing one area of disease, such as diabetes, and providing advice and support for just that one area without taking into effect a holistic picture of the person receiving support. Programs are not as effective this way, and often the members are just ‘checking the box’ in taking their health plan’s calls and texts in order to get the promised rewards.

Tags: Gaps in Care, Poindexter, Diabetes Type 2, Diabetes Type 1, Wellness Outreach, Diabetes Program, Wellness Programs, Diabetes
Influence on Lifestyle Change Does Have an Impact on Outcomes

Once populations are targeted for support and intervention via our Poindexter advanced and predictive analytics (via current state and predicted risk factors), we’ve found that one of the most effective ways to support targeted employees and members is through live or telephonic nurse influence and intervention.

Nurses are able to deliver individuals the education and support they need to make important lifestyle and preventative care changes. This is one of the most effective programs that we’ve seen in delivering needed outcomes.

Tags: Healthcare Outcomes, Predictive Analytics, Population Health, Poindexter, Employee Health, Chronic Conditions, ER Utilization, Preventive Care, Hypertension, Case Management, Disease Management, Healthcare Analytics, Social Determinants of Health, Hypertension, High Cholesterol, Co-Morbidities, Population Health Analytics, Population Health Management, Health Outcomes, Diabetes
Pre-Emptive and Analytics-Based Early Action Can Delay Kidney Dialysis, Reduce Plan Costs and Improve Quality of Life

Barbara Rutkowski, EdD, MSN, CCM - Vice President, Clinical Operations, Advanced Plan for Health & Joy McGee-Cory - Senior Vice President, Advanced Plan for Health

Early intervention is the key to slowing or stopping chronic kidney disease (CKD), improving the quality of lives for those at risk and containing health plan costs. Avoiding dialysis for just one member represents a health plan savings of $350,000 to $700,00 per year, which more than pays for the CKD program by itself.

Tags: Kidney Dialysis, Predictive Analytics, Healthcare Costs, Care Management, Health Plan, Kidney Disease, Poindexter, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure
New Diabetic Guidelines Aim to Improve Diabetic Care but Differ, Causing Confusion

Barbara Rutkowski, EdD, MSN, CCM - Vice President, Clinical Operations, Advanced Plan for Health

All entities managing health plans – self-insured employers, health plans, brokers and more – need to take note of the impact of diabetes on the health of their members and the financial bottom line of their health plans. Particular focus needs to be put on the recent changes to care guidelines for diabetic control as they aim to improve diabetic care – but differ –  which is causing confusion.

Tags: Diabetes, Health Plans, Self-Insured Employers, Brokers, Chronic Disease, Nurse Care Navigators, ADA, Guidelines, HbA1c, America's Health Insurance Plans, Diabetes Guidelines
Part 2 - Consumer Guide to High Blood Pressure to Share with Your Population

Barbara Rutkowski, EdD, MSN, CCM - Vice President, Clinical Operations, Advanced Plan for Health  & Joy McGee-Cory - Senior Vice President, Advanced Plan for Health

The team at Advanced Plan for Health (APH) is passionate about improving the health and well-being of as many healthcare consumers as possible, so in honor of Heart Health Month, we created a Consumer Guide to High Blood Pressure for you to use to share details on the risk of hypertension and some preventative measures with your member, employee and patient populations. We encourage you to share any of this information as you find appropriate.

Tags: Hypertension, Blood Pressure, High Blood Pressure, Low Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Health Management, Heart Attack, Health Risk, Poindexter, Advanced Plan for Health
Employee Benefits News: Views A silent, life-threatening epidemic that needs to be on employers' radar

By Barbara Rutkowski
Published December 08 2017, 12:10pm EST

Employers across the country have been putting greater emphasis on the health of their employees over the last few years — it’s both the right thing to do and can help to save on insurance premiums. Particularly for self-insured employers, having a healthy population can be an important success factor for any business.

With that in mind, there are some diseases that employers should be aware of due to their very serious nature and the potentially devastating impact on insurance costs. One of them is Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Is it on your radar?

Read more here.

Barbara Rutkowski, EdD, MSN, CCM is vice president, clinical operations at Advanced Plan for Health.

Tags: Kidney Failure, Epidemic, Providers, Health Insurers, Type 2, Diabetes, NAFLD, Predictive Analytics, Health Costs, Liver Transplant, Self-Insured, Employers
Fatty Liver Disease – Is This Silent, Life Threatening Epidemic on Your Radar?

What if you could impact liver health and keep some plan members / employees from progressing to more serious, life altering, expensive liver disease; like liver cirrhosis and ultimately liver cancer, failure or a liver transplant?

Most people are not aware of fatty liver disease until they are told that they have this potentially deadly, life-sapping condition. Even once diagnosed, people often don’t know how to address the situation and reduce their risk. This is why APH is taking a proactive stance in broadcasting the prevalence and risks of fatty liver disease, which impacts at least a quarter of our population1, and can be prevented or slowed by addressing sedentary lifestyles and poor eating habits, and encouraging those impacted to work with their healthcare provider and nurse health coach / nurse navigator to manage health risks and chronic disease conditions.

Tags: Fatty Liver Disease, Epidemic, Clinical Operations, Advanced Plan for Health, Poindexter, NAFLD, Cancer, Liver Failure, Liver Transplant, Risk, Population Health, Poor Eating Habits, Chronic Disease, Liver, Raluca Pais et. al., Journal of Hepatology, Liver Health, Liver Cirrhosis, Liver Enzymes, Steatosis, Steatohepatitis, NASH, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Liver Fat, Diabetes, Type 2, High Cholesterol, Triglycerides, Metabolic Syndrome, Health Risks, Poindexter, Predictive Analytics, Risk Management, Wellness, Nurse
Three of the Costliest Health Conditions Ravaging Your Health Plan, and Steps for Prevention

High-cost claimants are only a part of the equation. There is a secondary subset of the insured population who are at-risk of entering the 5-7% of highest cost claimants that predictive modeling can uncover and help address. Not all predictive modeling engines have the capability to identify this subset of the employee population, but with Advanced Plan for Health’s Poindexter’s predictive modeling capabilities, determining the likelihood of an occurrence of coronary events, neurological events, orthopedic events and chronic kidney disease is made easy. Once interventions are made to improve the health of at-risk patients, the analytics system can retrospectively report actual cost versus the original predictive model to measure the positive health and financial effects the interventions created. Without the predictive-modelling enabled ability to identify those at-risk and intervene with targeted prevention strategies, health plan optimization will always be an uphill battle. 

Tags: Population Health, Health Plan, Chronic Conditions, Plan Costs, Employee Population, High-Cost Claimants, Diseases, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Pulmonary Heart Disease, Primary Care Physician, Healthcare, Wellness Managers, Health Outcomes, Wellness Program, Predictive Modeling, Data Analytics, Case Managers, Care Managers, Improve Outcomes, Lower Costs, Poindexter, Analytic Engine, Bottom-Line, Treatment Plan
Informed and Healthy Employees Make for Healthy Benefit Plans

Employers have found that it is not only the catastrophic conditions inherent in the high risk employee cohort, but also individuals who have reached the high risk group as a result of many different health issues (co-morbidities), lacking a personal physician, and inappropriately using the hospital or emergent care services for preventable problems. Plan members who are bouncing from one physician to another, because they may not understand what they need or where to obtain the requisite services, also present opportunities to improve clinical and financial metrics.

 

Tags: Population Health Management, Healthcare, Wellness, Health Status, Health, Behavior, Education, Support, Employers, Health Plan, Nurse Care, PHM, Healthcare System, Illness, Diagnose, Cancer, Chronic Condition, Diabetes, Dementia, Network, Treatment Plan, Provider, Medicines, Treatments, Physician, Health Plan Members, Clinical Metrics, Financial Metrics, Health Awareness, Data Analytics, Predictive Analytics Engine, Costs

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