Tag Archives: disease management

The Forum 12 – Hope to see you there October 18 & 19

Are you involved in wellness or disease management or maybe your organization is working on setting up an accountable care organization or a patient centered medical home model? It might be that you work for a health plan or an … Continue reading

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Selecting a Company for your Prevention Program – Zero Trends: Health as a Serious Economic Strategy (Column 4)

This series has been discussing what a company should look for when selecting a program to improve the health and productivity of their employees. We have explored wellness, preventive medicine, and the accreditation.  This column will briefly discuss some of … Continue reading

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Selecting a Company for Your Prevention Program – Accreditation (Column 3)

Now that you are looking for a company that bases its approach on the science of Preventive Medicine, what else should you be looking for?  Well just as in medicine where physicians can become Board Certified, which demonstrates that they … Continue reading

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Selecting a Company for Your Wellness Program – Has the Nomenclature Led us Astray? (Column 1)

Introduction Wellness has become one of the hottest health care topics for employers. Companies are looking to what appears to be a logical solution–keeping employees healthy–as a way to reduce the unsustainable cost increases related to health care benefits. So … Continue reading

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Just what is a Medical Cost?

Last month, the National Association of Insurance Regulators (NAIC) approved a model regulation on Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) that includes definitions of what services provided by insurance companies should be counted towards their Medical Loss Ratio (MLR).  This has become … Continue reading

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The Importance of a Care Coordinator/Health Advocate

Understanding whether you should see a physician and which one you should see based upon your condition and health insurance plan, while having a limited knowledge of health care and the system is a complicated task.  Health care has become … Continue reading

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The Care Continuum Alliance

The “Care Continuum Alliance” (www.carecontinuum.org), the new name for the “DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance” is the next step in a planned transition to rename the industries premiere organization for companies in the population health management space. Over the past … Continue reading

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