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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
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
The Self-Insured Employer: By The Numbers

The further we venture into our modern healthcare system, it becomes more apparent that the self-insured employer understands their potential to slash healthcare costs by creating and effectively implementing custom population health management programs. This is not so surprising of a trend, considering that health policy architects designed the Affordable Care Act and quality-based reimbursement initiatives to stem rising healthcare costs through population health management, as we reported in our ebook, "The New Broker."

Tags: Population Health Management, Self-Insured, Employer, Healthcare, Costs, Affordable Care Act, Medical Plan, Health Insurance, High Cost Members, Wellness, Disease Management, ROI, Employee, Data, Trends, Leadership, Brokers, Benefits Management, CEO, CFO
Weighing Wellness with Poindexter

In the advent of Big Data and Predictive Analytics, a time when it is becoming more expensive to remain neutral in regards to company health improvement, 60% of corporations  are attempting to implement effective, cost reductive wellness programs. Does this mean all 60% percent of these companies are experiencing improved ROI and a lower bottom line? Perhaps the easiest way to answer that question is to ask another; does everyone fulfill their New Years’ resolution?

Tags: Wellness, Population Health, Health Plan, Measure, Analyze, Benchmark, Risk Assessment, Big Data, Predictive Analytics, Company Health, ROI, Utilization, Benefit, Analysis, Disease Management, Chronic Conditions
Barbara Rutkowski, EdD, MSN, CCM - Vice President, Clinical Operations

Dr. Rutkowski is a Medical Management Professional with more than twenty years of experience in operations, integrated medical management for Medicare and self-insured employers, hospital and managed care quality, and employee development.

Tags: Medical, Management, Professional, Integrated Medical Management, Medicare, Self-Insured, Employers, Hospitals, Managed Care Quality, Employee Development, Strategic Business, Health, Systems, Consulting, Organizational Development, Leadership, Team Building, Network, Risk, Clinical, Credentialing, Reinsurance, Regulatory Compliance, Wellness, Disease Management, Utilization, MedisGroups, Outcomes, Design, Development, Vice President, Nursing, University of Florida, Doctor, Education, Indiana University, Registered Nurse, American Journal of Nursing, Chamber of Commerce, Health Care Excel, Operations, Masters of Science
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Simply put, we help improve our clients’ bottom line with unprecidented, user-friendly visibility to current state and predicted healthcare cost and risk. Advanced Plan for Health’s advanced & predictive analytics platform, Poindexter, has delivered cost-saving insights and actions to help health plans, employers, providers, brokers, TPAs and others to identify and address areas of highest health cost and risk within their populations. 

Tags: Population Health, Benefits Program, Medical Expenses, Poindexter, Technology, Healthcare Data, Bottom Line, Data Integration, Robust Analytics, Predictive Modeling, Drill-Down, Cost Drivers, Clinical Drivers, Benchmarking, Gaps in Care, Risk, Opportunity Assessment, ROI, Management, Employee, Wellness, High Risk Members, Chronic Health, Measure, Health, Care Providers, Health Network, Broker, Benefits Consultant, Employer, Provider ACO, Health Plan
Company Overview

We are specialists focused on successfully managing risk and optimizing health care benefits and costs; no matter the model of care or type of entity taking on financial risk. We've been in the advanced and predictive healthcare analytics space for years, which has allowed us to continually advance our solutions and refine our action plans so our clients gain unrivaled ROI.

Tags: Healthcare, Specialists, Professionals, Costs, Healthcare Solutions, Technology, Industry, Experience, Healthcare Provider, Management, Operations, Health Benefits, Health Insurance, Applied Technology, Care Management, Wellness, Managing Healthcare Risk, Optimize, Benefits, Model of Care, Financial Risk, Population Health, Advance, Data Analytics, Action Plans, ROI, Return on Investment
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Tags: Manage Risk, Healthcare, Health Costs, Technology, Data, Healthcare Provider Management, Health Benefits, Health Insurance, Applied Technology, Change Management, Wellness, Specialists, Optimizing Health, Financial Risk, Population Health, Data Analytics, ROI, Return on Investment

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