Blog 10 - Top Five Common Health Concerns
September 9, 2022 – In our last post, Better Care Management – A Performance Review, we presented summaries of our recent work with two major large-group clients. The piece showed big returns (as much as 5 to 1) from effective condition management and the hard work required to help individuals improve their lives.
In today’s post and two more that will follow, we asked Veritas Healthcare Management (VHM) Chief Medical Officer Ernie Vesta, MD, to identify the common concerns and cost drivers we see in health plan participants, as well as our most frequent responses as we begin working with individuals.
Why spend time on these topics? Because sharing our insights may help you, our reader, recognize more fully what is happening with your own health benefit plan. And, of course, we would also like you to better understand how VHM works to improve health and lower healthcare costs.
VHM obtained the insights presented here not by just looking at healthcare claims data. Instead, we are drawing this information from a broader set of data, including our actual, personal experience with individual health plan participants.
Caution: These lists may surprise you! Each encounter we have with a participant involves more than the presenting medical conditions and a diagnosis. After all, individuals are more than data points and labels that can be captured on a medical claim. Instead, they are complex human beings, and that makes each case more challenging—and progress more rewarding.
Keep in mind that VHM does not replace the plan participants’ physicians or other healthcare providers. Veritas’ Chief Medical Officer and nurses work with the plan participants and their providers to produce improved health, lower healthcare costs and better quality of life.
Top Five Most Common Concerns Encountered by Health Plan Participants
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For each of these concerns, personalized coaching and assistance from a compassionate professional can help the participant address their questions and navigate the healthcare system at every stage of the journey. VHM helps break down the complexities of the situation into smaller considerations and differences, particularly in large cases involving multiple specialists.
Next in the series: Top Five Most Expensive Health Problems
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