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2020 Large Employers' Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey: Delivery System Innovations
This year, the Large Employers' Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey included questions focused on advanced primary care initiatives, centers of excellence, ACOs/HPNs, mental and behavioral health, and fraud, waste and abuse.
Aug 13, 2019
2020 Large Employers' Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey: Full Report
This year, the Large Employers' Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey included questions to provide insight into large employers' views on the rapidly changing health care landscape. Large employers were asked about their evolving role in bringing about change in health care, their thoughts about proposed policy changes and the position of virtual solutions in their offerings.
Aug 13, 2019
2020 Large Employers' Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey: Health Care Costs and Plan Design
This year, the Large Employers' Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey included questions focused on health care trend and costs, top conditions driving health care costs, and adoption of consumer-directed health plans.
Aug 13, 2019
2020 Large Employers' Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey: Technology Solutions and Virtual Care
This year, the Large Employers' Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey included questions focused on the future of virtual care solutions, the expansion of advocacy, second-opinion and concierge services, and the use of engagement platforms.
Aug 13, 2019
Results from the 2020 Large Employers' Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey: Press Briefing
This year, the Large Employers' Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey included questions to provide insight into large employers' views on the rapidly changing health care landscape. The press briefing covered 10 key insights into how large employers are approaching the delivery system, policy, pharmacy, health care cost management and more.
Aug 13, 2019
Innovation Insights - Musculoskeletal Conditions
Improving adherence to a physical therapy regime has the potential to be a game-changer. Thanks to the creative use of technolog, virtual physical therapy is here.
Apr 25, 2019
Employer Case Study: Walgreens' innovative approach to high musculoskeletal claims
Depression and anxiety rates were reduced by over 60% and 2 out of 3 surgeries were avoided through a comprehensive digital musculoskeletal care solution that reduced MSK pain better than opioids.
Apr 5, 2019
Costco Wholesale's Story: A Roadmap to Properly Addressing Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace
This webinar provides an overview of Costco's MSK program and results.
Aug 23, 2018
How Are Employers Tackling Musculoskeletal Health? The US Foods Story
Musculoskeletal health (MSK) is a leading cost driver for employers, accounting for $1 of every $6 of health care dollars nationally. This trend will continue to grow, driven by orthopedic procedures like knee replacements, which are often done unnecessarily and can result in a lengthy healing process for employees. This webinar features US Foods' three-pronged approach to addressing musculoskeletal care, including: • Prevention through ergonomics and digital programs; • Treatment decision-support through e.g. a second opinion program; and • High-quality/low cost provider selection if surgery is necessary. US Foods' outcomes to-date for all of these approaches are summarized, focusing in particular on the digital prevention program they implemented.
Feb 28, 2018
Low Back Pain: How to Encourage Evidence-Based, Non-Invasive Treatments
This Benefit Manager Guide gives plan design and programmatic recommendations for employers so they can make sure employees and covered dependents are incentivized to receive treatments for low back pain that are appropriate, evidence-based, and, ideally, non-invasive.
Mar 1, 2016
Robust Clinical Decision Support - Results Matter -Honeywell's Claims-Based Savings Analysis
This presentation explains how Honeywell is managing health care costs and improving quality of care and consumerism for their employees using ConsumerMedical's clinical decision support and second opinion model. Honeywell has used incentives, penalties, and sophisticated predictive modeling to increase engagement with musculoskeletal conditions over time.
Jun 15, 2015
Bone-density tests: When you need them and when you don't
This resource is intended to engage consumers in important conversations with their physicians about when its appropriate to get a bone-density test. It was developed by Consumer Reports in cooperation with the American Academy for Family Physicians for Choosing Wisely, a project of the ABIM Foundation.
May 30, 2012
A Guide for Employers: Using Comparative Effectiveness Research - Rotator Cuff Tears in Adults
This guide provides actions suggested by the National Business Group on Health for employers who want to use comparative effectiveness research (CER) in their health plan and program design. It is based on research funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Jun 20, 2011
A Guide for Employers: Using Comparative Effectiveness Research - Treatments for Knee Osteoarthritis
Provides actions suggested by the National Business Group on Health for employers who want to use comparative effectiveness research (CER) in their health plan and program design. It is based on research funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Jun 1, 2011

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