|9.7%||due to overtreatment.|
|7.6%||due to lack of best practices and poor execution.|
|12.2%||due to fraud & abuse.|
For Employees who Travel
Approximately 5% of the population is responsible for half the total healthcare costs. (“Medical Expenditure Panel Survey,” Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2010). Much of this is due to the costs of treating serious illness. By offering MORE Benefits as an option to your clients you are ensuring that these employers are offering the very best healthcare to their employees, while also ensuring that they are containing costs due to misdiagnosis, mistreatment and overtreatment.
This patient-centered approach to serious illness care integrates with any healthcare network and does not require employees to answer health related questions, pay additional co-pays, or worry about deductibles. It can also help with concerns regarding narrowing healthcare networks, by ensuring that employees have access to a broad group of expert specialists from highly regarded institutions at the precise moment when they are needed most.
- Sue had suffered from epilepsy for many years.
- Recently her seizures had become more frequent, so she consulted with a neurologist recommended by her doctor, who performed a myriad of tests and concluded that the best approach was Gamma Knife surgery.
- Sue was concerned about the health effects of Gamma Knife surgery, in which beams of gamma radiation are used to treat brain lesions.
- Sue contacted MORE Health who assigned her case to Dr. Robert Knowlton, who specializes in diagnosing complex cases of epilepsy.
- MORE Health collected Sue’s medical records, including her CT Scans and MRIs, and made those available for Dr. Knowlton, who concluded that Gamma Knife surgery would be a critical mistake for Sue’s type of epilepsy and would pose significant health risks without any corresponding benefits. Instead, Sue needed to undergo further observation to determine the appropriate medication for her epilepsy.
- Since beginning her new medication Sue has not experienced a seizure.