It is Time to Bend the Healthcare Cost Curve & Receive Higher Quality Care

By DrScott – Posted on March 11, 2014 on www.compassphs.com

Companies in America spend billions of dollars on medical care expecting high value, safe and evidence based care. But are they getting it? Transparency data suggests they are not. Specific areas being questioned include:

  1. Are patients getting too much care? How can employers and employees minimize excess care?
  2. Is 30% to 50% of the care delivered worthless? How do we avoid these costs and reduce healthcare spend dramatically?
  3. Is US Healthcare really the #3 cause of death behind heart disease and cancer? How can employers and employees avoid being killed by American Healthcare?
  4. Do up to 80% of bills submitted to insurance companies contain errors, requiring time, energy and money for employees to correct? How can employees avoid paying incorrect bills?
  5. Are employees actually being driven into bankruptcy due to the medical care they are receiving? How can employers protect their employees from the time, energy and distraction of huge, and at times inappropriate, financial challenges from health care bills?

Asked another way: Are employers paying billions for often inappropriate, misguided and expensive care?

What can be done to reverse this trend and to protect the employees and the financial bottom line?

In the next weeks we will explore these questions and discover how Don Berwick and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) inspired hospitals to save over 100,000 lives in 18 months. We will also discover how to avoid paying 300% more for tests and services, how to protect yourself from incorrect billing practices, and how to avoid being hassled and bankrupted by the medical industrial complex.

One key is to make sure your employees are seeing the best providers.

Switching Employees On: Using Video to Entertain, Engage, and Educate

By DrScott – Posted on March 4, 2014 on www.compassphs.com

Third in the Switching Employees On: Using Video to Entertain, Engage, and Educate Series

Truck drivers can’t watch videos while they drive! So one company’s president created a series of short 3 minute audios to educate and entertain his drivers while they drive throughout the US. This creative, educational, and motivational series follows all three of the major themes laid out in Switch, How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Dan and Chip Health. The rider is directed to take the next “baby steps” for health, the elephant is motivated with emotional stories – some funny, others tragic, and the path is made clear to stop by the onsite clinic, contact the Health Pro, and follow the other simple steps to qualify for the “I Care” health plan. Listen to the audio done by one president here.