Navigating Government Program Requirements for HRA

For government-sponsored health plans, the health risk assessment (HRA) is not only a critical tool to identify a member’s needs through risk stratification but a program requirement. Completion rates for HRAs are reported or counted in various quality rating...

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Cancer May Be Preventable, But Screenings Are Needed

Cancer May Be Preventable, But Screenings Are Needed

Exciting new research revealed that cancer may not be unavoidable, as was previously thought. A combination of healthy eating, exercise, quitting smoking, and a number of other factors could significantly reduce cancer risk. In other words, the...

Diabetes Patients Spend 4X More on Healthcare Each Year

Diabetes Patients Spend 4X More on Healthcare Each Year

According to a recent report from the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), health care spending per capita for people with diabetes was a whopping $16,021 per year, compared to $4,396 for people without diabetes. Diabetes patients, in other words,...

Wellness Program Participation Makes Sense (And Cents)

Wellness Program Participation Makes Sense (And Cents)

Is it worth it? That seems to be the lingering question in plan sponsors’ minds when they decide between various wellness program offerings. There’s strong evidence that these programs aid employee attraction and retention. But do wellness programs...

Shopping for Healthcare with a Blindfold On

Shopping for Healthcare with a Blindfold On

The cost of one medical procedure can vary widely depending on where you look. This is according to a recent article in HealthDay News that focuses on the cost discrepancies of x-rays and computerized tomography (CT) scans. The analysis found that...