Cost Containment

By the Numbers: Organ Transplants

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  726,950 Organ transplants performed in the past 20 years   Although an employee needing an organ transplant is a rare occurrence, statistics show that the number of transplants being performed each year is rising. As of August 2017, there were about 116,000 men, women and children on the national […]

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What Is a Healthcare Advocate?

what is a healthcare advocate

  Let’s face it – life can get fairly hectic. Between our careers, our family lives, our social lives, and any number of other outside factors, all of us could use several more hours in our day. We rarely have time to slow down, relax, and focus on things that […]

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Saving Costs When Fighting Cancer

savings costs when fighting cancer

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death and disease in the United States. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that approximately 1.7 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2018. Cancer not only takes a huge toll on the health of patients and […]

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By the Numbers: Late Stage Cancer Diagnosis

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Melanoma is 43 times more expensive following diagnosis at Stage IV compared to Stage 0.   By Abigail Riolo, Data Analyst     In 2016, the American Cancer Society identified more than 15.5 Million Americans with a history of cancer. An estimated 1,735,350 new cancer cases are expected to be […]

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Transparency, Control & Cost Savings

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February of 2018 Edition   Another busy 1/1 season comes to a close. This one seemed to run longer than in years past. Many more employers decided there has to be a better way to fund their employees’ medical benefits. Maybe a bit late, but at least all of these […]

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Ways to Save on High Cost Specialty Drugs

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  Specialty drugs are typically high dollar medications. Many specialty drugs can be administered in a hospital setting, outpatient setting, and at home, but not all suppliers charge the same. A claimant who obtains the specialty drug from the hospital pharmacy, and not their listed specialty pharmacy, often pays triple […]

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