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America is Losing Ground on Dire Diabetes Complications: Let's Turn It Around

Epidemiologic and statistical experts from the diabetes division of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wrote an important article on the surge of diabetes complications between 2010 and 2015, largely due to lifestyle modifiable factors in the May 21, 2019 issue of JAMA. The article is a dire warning about young (age 18-44) and middle-aged (age 45-64) adults who disproportionately represented the resurgence in diabetes complications.

While work needs to continue to better understand the demographics and behaviors of subsets in these age groups, the message is that we have to do more to prevent diabetes and reach diabetic individuals who are on a collision course with serious maladies.

APH is dedicated to reversing this untoward trend – and has done so for many clients – but there is more work to do.

Tags: Metabolic Syndrome, Metabolic Syndrome, Prediabetes, American Diabetes Association, Hemoglobin A1C, Obesity, Obesity, Preventice Care, Health Plans, Glycemic Control, Diabetes Preventive Care, Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Hyperglycemic Crisis, End Stage Renal Disease, Hospital Admissions, Emergency Department, Diabetic Complications, Acute Myocardial Infarction, Kidney Failure, Predictive Analytics, Poindexter, JAMA, CDC, Center for Disease Control, Diabetes
Reducing Stroke and Heart Disease Risks Through Updated Dietary Best Practices

Following our first May blog, and in honor of National Stroke Awareness Month, our clinical team asked us to compile some information here about dietary best practices to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Tags: Predictive Analytics, Health Analytics, Healthcare Industry, Stroke Risk, Artificially Sweetened Beverages, Hypertension, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, Heart Healthy, American Heart Association, Obesity, Obesity Rates, DASH Diet, Dietary Best Practices, Depression, Anxiety, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Diabetes, National Stroke Awareness Month, CDC, Cardiovascular, Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Heart Disease
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
OTC Meds, Herbal & Dietary Supplements: Convenient – Yes. Harmless – Not Necessarily.

Since our clients are facing risks and high costs associated with liver injury and chronic kidney disease, we wanted to compile some information pertaining to the impact of over-the-counter (OTC) medications and herbal and dietary supplements (HDS) in these areas. We believe this information will help drive a more proactive approach that better educates and protects employees, members and patients from these often devastating and potentially costly conditions. Particularly when these OTC medications or supplements are mixed with prescriptive drugs, contraindicated in certain health conditions, known to adversely injure certain organs when taken in quantity over time, or combined with foods or drinks that potentiate their effect.

Tags: Predictive Analytics, Heart Disease, CDC, FDA, HDS, OTCs, Drug Induced Liver Injury, DILI, Chronic Kidney Disease, ACA, Herbal and Dietary Supplements, Acetaminophen, NSAIDs, Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, OTC Medication, Over The Counter
Health Highlight of The Month - Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis

In observance of National Kidney Month, this month’s health highlight is on Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and Dialysis awareness and prevention.

Kidney failure and life-saving dialysis are both a catastrophic health plan expense and life-changing experience that impact health payors and lives alike. 

Tags: Predictive Analytics, Employee Benefits News, Medicare, CKD, Chronic Kidney Disease, Kidney Dialysis, National Kidney Month, Kidney Disease
Making Sense of Colorectal Cancer Screenings: Age, Risk Factors and Health Analytics

Colorectal Cancer is a combination of rectal and colon cancer considered to be unpreventable and expected to account for 50,630 deaths in 2018. According to Cancer.net, Colorectal Cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosis among both women and men. The good news is that while Colorectal Cancer may be unpreventable, most of its associated risk factors are controllable and successful treatment is not uncommon – particularly in cases where proactive screenings lead to early intervention.

Tags: Colorectal Cancer, Cancer Screening, Colon Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Diagnosis, Early-Stage Diagnosis, Screening Age, Cancer, Health Analytics, Predictive Analytics, Colonoscopy
Assessment of 2019 Medical Cost Trends

Chris Galanos, Director of Medical Services, Advanced Plan for Health

Our customers and partners rely on us to keep our finger on the pulse of what’s coming in the marketplace, and what we’re seeing trend within the member population in our Poindexter advanced and predictive analytics platform.

I recently performed a market scan and Poindexter information synthesis in support of providing a read-out on 2019 Medical Cost trend predictions, and felt it would be helpful to share a summary via the APH blog.

Tags: Medical Costs, Predictive Analytics, Medical Cost Trend, Healthcare Prices, National Health Spending Growth, Healthcare Spending, Behavioral Health, Value-Based Model, Medical Prices
Influence on Lifestyle Change Does Have an Impact on Outcomes

Once populations are targeted for support and intervention via our Poindexter advanced and predictive analytics (via current state and predicted risk factors), we’ve found that one of the most effective ways to support targeted employees and members is through live or telephonic nurse influence and intervention.

Nurses are able to deliver individuals the education and support they need to make important lifestyle and preventative care changes. This is one of the most effective programs that we’ve seen in delivering needed outcomes.

Tags: Healthcare Outcomes, Predictive Analytics, Population Health, Poindexter, Employee Health, Chronic Conditions, ER Utilization, Preventive Care, Hypertension, Case Management, Disease Management, Healthcare Analytics, Social Determinants of Health, Hypertension, High Cholesterol, Co-Morbidities, Population Health Analytics, Population Health Management, Health Outcomes, Diabetes
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
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.

Tags: Kidney Dialysis, Predictive Analytics, Healthcare Costs, Care Management, Health Plan, Kidney Disease, Poindexter, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure

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