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Want to Improve Population Management? Make Sure Your Health Plan is Aligned with Your Strategy

26 January 2017

Implementing a care management program designed to promote healthy (and cost-effective) member choices can make a real impact on healthcare utilization and costs. But is your self-funded plan optimized to support these efforts? If not, your care management strategy could fall short of its goals. Cammack Health was privileged to work with Montefiore Health System of New York on a comprehensive program focused on moving employee health and cost trends in a positive direction.

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​When Pain (and the MRI) Lies

9 February 2016

We hear a lot about "unnecessary care" driving health costs, but how do we judge what is unnecessary? Although it's common to focus on people reporting symptoms, another way to do it is to study what healthy people look like, so we can establish what "normal" is. A recent study published in the American Journal of Neuroradiology showed that "normal" (asymptomatic) adults with no reported back pain nevertheless have a high prevalence of related abnormalities visible in their MRIs. The same herniated disc "requiring" surgery in one patient could be a painless, normal feature of aging in another patient.

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