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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... 

Tags: Organ Transplant, Kidney Transplant, Heart Transplant, Dialysis, Kidney Dialysis, Hepatitis C, HCV Infected, Healthcare Costs, Health Plans, Liver Transplant, Viral Disease
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

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