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APH Counterpoints to Recent Workplace Wellness Study Findings

As our leadership team read the recent uChicago News article titled “Workplace wellness programs fail to improve health, study finds,” we felt compelled to share our counterpoints based on decades of experience supporting wellness and well-being programs that do drive quantifiable and significant results.

There are so many definitions of "workplace wellness" that we hope people won't over-generalize after seeing this article and study. Our clients are experiencing strong, measurable health and wellness program results due to analytics-driven proactive outreach and support.

Tags: TPAs, Brokers, JAMA Study, Stroke, Heart Attack, Chronic Kidney Disease, Re-admissions, Admissions, High Cost Claimants, Utilization Management, Care Management, Disease Management, Care Managers, Clinical Outreach, Predictive Analytics, Workplace Wellness, Wellness Program
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.

Tags: Health Plan, Healthcare Costs, Wellness Program, Pharmaceutical Costs, Medical Costs, Brokers, TPAs, Health Insurers, Chronic Conditions, Benefit Design, Care Gaps, Population Health, Predictive Analytics, predictive modeling
Combating Opioid Addiction with Analytics and Case Management

The current opioid epidemic has shed light on the shortcomings of many wellness programs and the lack of preparedness by case management teams to handle chronic conditions and or patient behavior, such as addictive tendencies or duplicate therapy. But are case management teams solely to blame for lack of effective response to this costly health crisis? The simple answer is, no.

Many case managers do not have access to the data or tools required to employ a compelling and value-driven prevention model. Hence, what we see today is very little accountability or effective case management. What’s needed most is quality data to guide active engagement with patients.

Tags: Opioid, Addiction, Data, Big Data, Predictive Analytics, Account Management, Health Plan, Insurers, Healthcare, Brokers, Payers, Third Party Administrators, TPA, Epidemic, Case Management, Care Management, Care Manager, Wellness Program, Group Benefits, High Cost Claimants, Costs, Chronic Conditions, Behavior, Duplicate Therapy, Rx, Patients, Advanced Plan for Health, Actionable Insight, Health Intelligence, Poindexter, Self-Insured, Health Plan Sponsors, Catastrophic Medical Events, Drug Costs, ER Utilization
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
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.

Tags: Oprah Winfrey, Self-Insured, Employers, Wellness Program, Employee Health, Care Coordination, Member Compliance, Case Management, Predictive Modeling, Data Analysis, Health Intelligence, Population Health, Health Plan, Meditation, Reduced Stress, Reduced Anxiety, Reduced Depression, Reduced High Blood Pressure, Smoking Cessation, Heart Disease, Healthcare Costs
Wellness: Better Data, Better Buy-in, Better Savings

Population health has many definitions which are often pigeonholed to fit a specific market or agenda. Its end goal, however, is unequivocal: to manage the health of a given patient population to improve outcomes and keep costs in check. And without recent advancements in health technology, data aggregation and data analysis, case managers, data scientists and benefits managers alike would not have the tools and actionable intelligence necessary to make lasting improvements to the populations they manage. Wellness programs would not improve a health plan or reduce costs as effectively if case managers were missing crucial data sets of the population. 

Tags: Healthcare, Predictive Modeling, Population Health, Outcomes, Health Technology, Data Analysis, Case Managers, Data Scientist, Benefits Managers, Actionable Intelligence, Wellness Program, Health Plan, Reduce Costs, Wearables, Fitbit, Bragi, Wireless Headphones, Health Compliance, Health-Contingent, Outcomes-Based, Activity-Only
Data Analytics Enables Health Plans to Predict When Employees Need Health Services and For How Long

Speaking of wellness programs, if analytics can predict and help employers better design their health plans, couldn’t the technology also be used to help prevent or put off more adverse and expensive health events

Tags: Wellness Program, Analytics, Predict, Employers, Design, Health Plans, Technology, Health, Expensive
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.

Tags: Open Enrollment, Health Insurance, Health Plan, President-Elect, Healthcare, Policies, Administration, Wellness Program, Benefits Plan, Wearables, Discounts, Premiums, Physical Examination, Healthcare Costs, Deductibles, Stop Loss, Co-Insurance, Chronic Condition, Primary Care Physician, Network, Generic, Brand Drugs, HR Department, Meditation
Data: Your Secret Weapon

So, where are your hidden health-related cost centers? The same places they’ve always been: In plain sight. But for the lack of data transparency and integration of data tools and services, they remain elusive to spot. To uncover these cost centers, consider partnering with an analytics firm that not only can access data sets from everywhere patients access healthcare, but also combine them to create nuanced action lists.

Tags: Data, Analytics, Population Health Management, Metabolic Syndrome, Chronic Condition, Intervention, Hospitalization, High Level, Trend Analysis, Individual Metrics, Healthcare Cost Curve, Health-Related, Cost Centers, Access, Transparency, Patients, Healthcare, Action, Medications, Employees, Non-formulated, Specialty Drug, Cost Saving, PCP, Primary Care Physician, Behavior, Pharmacy, Specialists, Network, Employee, Chronic Care, Reduce Cost, Preventable, Emergency, Inpatient, ER, Urgent Care, Copay, Health Plan, Bottom Line, Utilization, Predict, Consult, Drill Down, Follow Up, Biometric, Outliers, High Risk, Wellness Program, Medicine, Case Manager, Patient Population, Poindexter, Advanced Plan for Health, Predictive Modeling
New Year's Company Resolutions

Most company resolutions come in the form of strategies and goals that become the focus for the year ahead. They include wellness programs for employees, benefit changes that will hopefully inspire amendment to employee behavior and “better pricing” from providers and networks.

Tags: Companies, Employee, Health, Health Plan, Costs, Wellness Program, Networks, Providers, Health Insurance, ER

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