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.

Adding a new vendor partner to your benefits ecosystem is a big decision, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. By asking the right questions, you can be sure to bring on a partner that helps you fill the holes you are trying to fill, not create new ones. 

2nd.MD has a few best practices that we build into implementation and integration of our expert medical opinion with our client partners. We focus on training our staff and yours and also supplying the right technical tools. Doing so helps make sure everyone has the right tools at the right time to help members get the services they need. 

Learn the three questions to ask when reviewing a new vendor partner. 

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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.


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.


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.