Posts Tagged ‘employer-sponsored healthcare costs’

Infographic: 2018 Milliman Medical Index

December 10th, 2018 by Melanie Matthews

While healthcare cost growth has slowed, costs are still at a record level, according to a new infographic by Milliman.

The infographic explores healthcare cost growth rate since 2010 as well as the impact on employers and employees.

2018 Healthcare Benchmarks: Population Health ManagementAs the healthcare industry’s pace from volume-based to value-based healthcare payment models accelerates so does the demand for more effective management of population health. With the growth of these payment models, healthcare organizations are taking on more risk in terms of shared savings and shared risk arrangements and are investing heavily in programs to support population health. These programs are expanding in both scope of services and health conditions and disease states managed. With the help of advanced technologies in healthcare, this growth will only continue.

2018 Healthcare Benchmarks: Population Health Management is the fourth comprehensive analysis of population health management by the Healthcare Intelligence Network, capturing key metrics such as populations, health conditions and health risk levels targeted by population health management programs; risk stratification criteria; prevalence of value-based payment models supporting population health management programs; population health management processes, tools, workflows and forms; and program outcomes and ROI from responding healthcare organizations. Click here for more information.

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Infographic: Six Health Plan Design Changes To Maximize ROI

January 2nd, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

Employers are using a number of strategies to maximize health plan return on investment in light of increasing healthcare costs.

A new infographic by Towers Watson explores the strategies and approaches companies are adopting, such as new coverage or utilization restrictions on specialty pharmacy, employee accountability, technology and more.

Narrow Network Strategies and Trends for Health Plans and PBMsNarrow networks — for both medical and pharmacy providers — are gradually becoming more accepted by carriers, plan sponsors and patients. Smaller provider networks allow payers to manage overall healthcare costs while still maintaining access to benefits — an important consideration as plan designs become more commoditized in the age of public and private health insurance exchanges.

Narrow Network Strategies and Trends for Health Plans and PBMs outlines the tactics health plans are using to restrict medical and pharmacy networks while still maintaining adequate access to care and positive relationships with providers. It also summarizes case studies of health plans and PBMs that have formed narrow networks and the results they’ve seen.

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Infographic: Employer-Sponsored Healthcare Costs

February 22nd, 2013 by Melanie Matthews

Average healthcare spending for employer-sponsored insurance climbed 4.6 percent in 2011, reaching $4,547 per person. This was well above the 3.8 percent growth rate observed in 2010, according to the Healthcare Cost Institute’s (HCCI) 2010 to 2011’s Healthcare Costs and Utilization Report, highlighted in an infographic by PayerFusion.

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