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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.

Tags: Healthcare Costs, Predictive Analytics, Care Management, HCV Management, Value-Based Payment Model, Accreditation, FDA, Health Plan, Self-Funded, Liver Failure, Liver Cancer, Cirrhosis, Sovaldi, Hepatitis Medications, Chronic Hepatitis C, CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HCV, Hepatitis C, World Hepatitis Day, Hepatitis
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

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