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The Power of Medical Certainty

This article summarizes a discussion between Dr. Drew Olivera of Regence Blue Shield in Washington, and Dr. Joel Feigin of UnitedHealthcare. You’ll learn how care has changed in a post-COVID world and what expectations people have for care now.

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Bending the Curve: MSK Costs

What does a company that prides itself on rewarding its diverse and talented workforce with an array of benefits do when they see musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions accounting for nearly 15% of their healthcare spend? They add a new expert medical opinion solution that resulted in saving millions of dollars and improving the health of their employees.

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Case Study: Increasing Member Engagement

An organization looking to help employees avoid unnecessary surgeries and steer them to the highest quality providers partnered with 2nd.MD to offer personalized, impartial support for complex conditions. Communications and a cash incentive helped increase engagement and change behavior.

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Disincentives to Lower MSK Surgeries and Costs

Millions think surgery is the only answer to musculoskeletal (MSK) pain or injury. But other therapies often work just as well. Many employees who were required to have an expert medical opinion before an MSK surgery learned just that, canceling surgery or choosing alternate treatment. The employer realized $7 million in savings.

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Is Your Health Plan Partner Truly Integrated?

Finding a partner that fits in with your other health benefits vendors doesn’t have to be difficult. But you need to do some research before you begin. By focusing on how well your new partner will integrate with your other vendors, you can determine if it will be a good fit.

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Does Your Health Benefit Partner Help You Engage?

Employee engagement doesn’t have to be an uphill battle. 2nd.MD includes all of our turnkey communications in our expert medical opinion programs because it’s important to provide information to individuals throughout the year. Doing so ensures that when an employee needs help, they know how to get it.

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