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- Determining & Managing Hepatitis C Healthcare Costs
July 28th is World Hepatitis Day and in observance we want to spread awareness to our readership about this debilitating and costly health condition, as well as some newer areas of cost containment.
Currently, the CDC website states that an “HCV infection becomes chronic in approximately 75%–85% of cases.” This contrasts with Acute Hepatitis C, which is a short-term version of Hepatitis C that lasts 6 months and is typically cured naturally by the body. It’s important to note that Acute Hepatitis C is not the same as Chronic Hepatitis C and that improper diagnosis / HCV management can lead to catastrophic conditions – such as Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer and Liver Failure.
- Would Your Health Plan Pay for a Transplant with an HCV-Infected Organ?
Barbara Rutkowski, EdD, MSN, CCM - Vice President, Clinical Operations, Advanced Plan for Health and Yvonne Daugherty, VP of Development, Advanced Plan for Health
There are about 99,000 Americans listed for a transplant, some for many years. Unfortunately, about 4,800 die each year while they wait for their transplant. Not everyone is at the top of the transplant list nor do they have the remaining life and / or health to undergo the procedure if the wait is too long.
Expanding the available organ pool can save lives and reduce overall costs in many cases.
There is a relatively new source of organs available from deceased individuals infected with Hepatitis C (HCV-infected). These organs were formerly discarded, but they are now being utilized...
- Keys to Truly Impactful and Measurable Employer Health & Wellness Programs
With medical costs rising, pharmaceutical costs quickly meeting or exceeding medical costs and miraculous specialty drugs coming in at nosebleed costs, optimizing employee health and saving for catastrophic events is paramount to afford expensive lifesaving medicines and treatments, along with inevitable catastrophic cases that plague nearly every employer’s health plan.
- 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.
- Benefits Pro: Kidney failure and dialysis: what employers need to know - by Joy McGee-Cory & Barbara Rutkowski
By Joy McGee-Cory & Barbara Rutkowski - Advanced Plan for Health
Published February 27, 2018
Chronic kidney disease is a health crisis that affects employer and employees—and it continues to increase. So, what can employers do to help their employees stay healthy and control their costs?
- Targeting Doctor Shopping, Prescription Abuse With Analytics: Population Health Lessons from the Front Lines
In recent years insurers and brokers have had to adapt to rising healthcare costs without much say in the matter. This is in part because brokers and employee benefit managers often have too much on their plates to sleuth out and address the costliest “blind spots” in health coverage. This has left many struggling to find a way to remain competitive in an increasingly technology-driven industry.
- Competitive Advantages That Every Health Insurance Broker Should Know
The webinar included Business Insurance, Advanced Plan for Health, Turner Industries and BancorpSouth Insurance Services, Inc. and offered insights on how to leverage advanced analytics throughout the year at various points in the annual sales and service cycle. It also outlined real-world case studies of health data analytics in practice, resulting ROI and the many benefits analytics has on health plan performance and the competitive advantages it can provide brokers looking to set themselves apart from the crowd.
- Questions for the Self-Insured Employers to Consider When Selecting a Benefits Broker
For self-insured employers, selecting a broker is without a doubt one of the most important parts of designing a health benefits plan. It’s important to select a broker who understands the nuances of plan design and who can quickly adapt to the rapidly shifting health coverage and policy landscape. Employers need an ombudsman, a consultant with the know-how, resources and technological tools, including predictive analytics, to expertly navigate and take advantage of the current healthcare system.
- 20 Daily Minutes of Stress-Free Recreation in the Workforce and What It Could Mean to Employers
In the above quote, TV powerhouse Oprah Winfrey, is discussing the positive effects of one type of wellness activity that has shown promise in the workplace: meditation and how it can promote a healthier, and compliant employee population.
- 3 Quick Tips: Open Enrollment
We are now in the midst of open enrollment season, which probably means you have been bombarded with health insurance plan options and are now ready or nearly ready to make a choice. Employer’s want to make sure you choose the plan that not only makes sense to you and your lifestyle, but to the company’s bottom line as well.
Here are a few quick tips to consider in choosing the health plan that works best for both parties.
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