Mental Health Diagnoses and Services Utilization Vary by Wage Level
Insured lower-wage employees had lower prevalence of mental health conditions but greater severity, with more hospital admissions and emergency department visits than high-wage employees.
Contributor: Employers Are Turning to Virtual Care Options to Mitigate CostsFebruary 5th 2023
Virtual care not only means saved time and costs for employees, but improvements to employers' bottom lines, through more proactive management of health concerns, notes UCM Digital Health CEO and co-founder Keith Algozzine.
First Humira Biosimilar, Amjevita, Launches in the United StatesJanuary 31st 2023
The first of at least 8 adalimumab biosimilars has finally launched in the United States after being kept off the market for years due to settlement agreements with the maker of the reference product, Humira.
Redesigning Benefits, Value-Based Agreements With Better Cancer Care in MindOctober 29th 2022
The quest to deliver better cancer care—with better outcomes and patient experience—is not a one-size-fits-all journey, as seen in panels during the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) Payer Exchange Summit, held in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia.
Pain and Late Onset of Hidradenitis Suppurativa May Affect Employment, Educational LevelSeptember 3rd 2022
Inactive occupational status and low educational level were associated with pain, late disease onset, and greater number of affected areas in patients with hidradenitis suppurativa.
Contributor: Providers and Employers Need to Collaborate More to Avoid a Greater CrisisJuly 12th 2022
It can be hard to think about the bigger picture while in the middle of a crisis, but providers and employers should use this opportunity to work together on new and alternative models of care delivery and financing that directly affect cost, outcomes, and experience.
Ashok Subramanian on Considerations for Employers Designing Value-Based Care FrameworksJune 8th 2022
Ashok Subramanian, MBA, founder and chief executive officer, Centivo, speaks on the limitations of traditional employer-based health benefit plans in the pursuit of value-based care and what employers should consider in designing these incentives on a community level.
Jessica Brooks Discusses Her Keynote Address on Health Equity at 2022 GPBCH Annual ConferenceMay 26th 2022
Jessica Brooks, MPM, president and chief executive officer, Pittsburgh Business Group on Health, spoke on the core themes of her keynote address related to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the 2022 Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health annual conference.
Neil Goldfarb Previews Theme, Potential Takeaways of 2022 GPBCH Annual ConferenceMay 18th 2022
Neil Goldfarb, president and chief executive officer of Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health (GPBCH), provides an overview of the core discussion points and other aspects in-person attendees can look forward to at the 2022 GPBCH Annual Conference.
Taking Action Against the Rising Mental Health Crisis: Efforts From Health Plans, Congress, and MoreMay 10th 2022
Marking Mental Health Awareness month, stakeholders involved in the delivery of behavioral health care services discuss current efforts underway—spearheaded by the novel 988 emergency hotline—to address the growing mental health crisis.
Disparities in Health Care Use Among Low-Salary and High-Salary Employees
Lower-salary employees in high-deductible health plans underutilize outpatient care and overutilize emergency departments.
Spotlighting Health-, Cost-Related Benefits of Genomic Testing and How Employers Can Drive AdoptionApril 20th 2022
Key opinion leaders addressed cost, accessibility, and other barriers limiting use of comprehensive genomic profiling (CGP), and how employers can help drive preventive care and precision medicine through CGP.
Employer Utilization Management Prioritizes Health Benefit Cost Over Patient Care, Survey FindsApril 13th 2022
Findings of a survey of large employers indicate that utilization management tools are ineffective in controlling health care costs for employees and may lead to barriers to treatment.
Adopting Good Practices for High-Deductible Health Plans Can Help Employers Build Better Health BenefitsMarch 4th 2022
Survey results demonstrate an opportunity to incorporate good practices for high-deductible health plans that can help enrollees maximize value and better navigate their benefits and treatment options.
How Employers Can Achieve High-Value, Cost-Effective Oncology Care Through Genomic ProfilingFebruary 26th 2022
A webinar by the National Cancer Treatment Alliance discussed current use and diagnostic/therapeutic benefits of comprehensive genomic profiling in oncology, as well as recommendations for employers and benefit consultants considering biomarker testing.
Experts Discuss How Employers Can Take on HSA HDHP Challenges While Encouraging Value-Based CareFebruary 20th 2022
Speaking during a webinar presented by the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions, experts weighed the pros and cons of employer high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) and outlined steps to address challenges raised.
How Employers Can Leverage Value, Health Equity Incentives to Address Health Plan Affordability ConcernsFebruary 6th 2022
Part 1 of a 2-part webinar series by the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions addressed issues in health care coverage affordability and how equitable health benefits and value-based design can reduce cost while improving employee engagement.
Greater Work Impairment, Comorbidity Burden Linked With Concomitant Psoriasis, PsANovember 20th 2021
Findings presented at the 2021 American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting showed that patients with concomitant psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) reported greater incidence of obesity, hypertension, and diabetes, as well as a higher likelihood of work inability than those with only psoriasis.
What We're Reading: Vaccine Mandate Hold Extended; Medicare Premiums Spike; Booster Eligibility ExpandsNovember 15th 2021
Appeals court affirms decision to place a hold on the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for large employers; rising Medicare premiums linked with controversial Alzheimer drug; 3 states expand COVID-19 booster shot eligibility to all adults.
What We're Reading: Pfizer May Seek Booster EUA in All Adults; Employer Vaccine Mandate; COVID-19 Misinformation TrendsNovember 9th 2021
Pfizer and BioNTech expect to seek emergency use authorization for their COVID-19 booster vaccine in all adults 18 years and older; the Biden administration urges appeals court to not block employer vaccine mandate; nearly 8 in 10 Americans believe or are unsure of false COVID-19 information.