This is part 3 of a 3 part series on how employers can leverage genomics for healthcare cost control and more. If 2018 was the year for the concept of genomics and precision medicine to gain the attention of employers and plan members, then 2019 may be the year that this new approach to health […]
Healthcare costs continue to trend upward and high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) are increasing in popularity as a means of reducing associated premiums. The thought is that the higher cost-sharing requirements of HDHPs would incentivize participants to become better healthcare consumers.
You’ve likely seen the headlines in HR newsletters, social media, or even the evening news: The United States is currently in the midst of a public health emergency related to the opioid crisis. Although the stories related to heroin use and deaths related to overdose are riveting, we may be overlooking the disturbing impact prescription […]
PART 1: Leveraging the Future for High Cost Claims This is part 1 of a 3 part series on how employers can leverage genomics for healthcare cost control and more. Some time ago, a colleague asked me what I thought of genomic medicine for employers. At the time leveraging this technology was in its ‘toddler […]