Health Management

31 08, 2016

Buyer Beware, Clipping Coupons Can Cost Your Pharmacy Plan Big Bucks

By |August 31st, 2016|Health Management|Comments Off on Buyer Beware, Clipping Coupons Can Cost Your Pharmacy Plan Big Bucks

pharmacyUnfortunately, in the normal consumer world, one often thinks that a coupon or discount card will save you money.  But as we recently watched in the news, thanks to Mylan’s EpiPen price hikes, the solution of offering [...]

15 08, 2016

Telemedicine: Just What The Doctor Ordered

By |August 15th, 2016|Health Management|Comments Off on Telemedicine: Just What The Doctor Ordered

telemedicineIt’s so predictable - just like clockwork every year.  My family gets ready to go on vacation, and then it begins.  One son says his “throat is hurting” and I find out he had been playing with a friend [...]

12 08, 2016

13 Million Steps And Counting – A Wellness Journey

By |August 12th, 2016|Health Management|Comments Off on 13 Million Steps And Counting – A Wellness Journey

Chris Froome accomplished quite a feat this July, becoming Britain’s first three-time winner of the Tour de France. He was also the first Tour de France winner to defend his title in over twenty years. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, HCW employees were embarking on [...]

28 03, 2016

Community Paramedicine: The Evolution of Case Management

By |March 28th, 2016|Health Management|Comments Off on Community Paramedicine: The Evolution of Case Management

Community Paramedicine_As healthcare costs continue to climb and the new reality of the Affordable Care Act sets in employers, providers, and communities are all looking for new ways to impact their healthcare costs. One emerging trend to combat costs for [...]

10 03, 2016

Oral Health: More Than Just a Pretty Smile

By |March 10th, 2016|Health Management|Comments Off on Oral Health: More Than Just a Pretty Smile

Oral HealthWhat do endocarditis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s disease have in common? According to the Mayo Clinic, all of these diseases may have a link to oral health. Understanding the connection between oral health and diseases, [...]

25 02, 2016

3 Considerations In Allowing Medicare To Negotiate Drug Prices

By |February 25th, 2016|Health Management|Comments Off on 3 Considerations In Allowing Medicare To Negotiate Drug Prices

medicareAnyone following America’s ongoing presidential campaign has probably noticed candidates on both sides discussing one specific concern: high prescription drug prices. One solution that multiple candidates, including Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, have proposed is [...]

4 12, 2015

Will Your Hospital Be Your New Insurance Company?

By |December 4th, 2015|Health Management|Comments Off on Will Your Hospital Be Your New Insurance Company?

Hospitals and insurance carriers have never seen exactly eye to eye.  Hospitals are in the business of providing healthcare, and insurers make money by limiting or rationing the care that gets delivered.  One possible solution for the hospitals?  Become their own [...]

9 09, 2015

Prescription Nonadherence Costs More Than Money

By |September 9th, 2015|Health Management|Comments Off on Prescription Nonadherence Costs More Than Money

As Americans continue to wrestle with increased healthcare costs, most of the focus has been on wasted dollars on unnecessary procedures, excessive markups on materials, and lack of competition in the marketplace. But one area that has been [...]

4 08, 2015

Are Pharmacy Discount Cards Good For Your Members?

By |August 4th, 2015|Health Management|Comments Off on Are Pharmacy Discount Cards Good For Your Members?

ThinkstockPhotos-481192770Over the past couple months I've continued to receive questions from employers and their employees about the value of the pharmacy discount cards they are receiving in the mail, at the store, or available via Apps [...]

16 03, 2015

Are We Beginning To See Price Transparency In Healthcare?

By |March 16th, 2015|Health Management|Comments Off on Are We Beginning To See Price Transparency In Healthcare?

magnifying glassAs pricing in the healthcare market continues to rise, we, as consumers of this healthcare, will begin seeking more cost-efficient ways to pay for this. Many experts agree that one way to begin to slow this rise is to become [...]

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