"Cost-Saving Strategies: When Employees Fill Prescriptions," Healthcare and Cost Containment, Newsletter, Issue #5)

Last year a Harvard Business Review podcast opened by asking, “What if your doctor told you that you had a chronic disease that could debilitate or even kill you, but that it was 100 percent treatable if you took prescribed medication,...

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"Cost Containment, Employers, and the Diabetes Epidemic," Healthcare and Cost Containment Newsletter, Issue #4

The U.S. confronts a diabetes epidemic. For employers, the growing diabetes population creates significant expenses. In response, effective digital-powered platforms to reduce treatment costs have emerged. This article discusses the key criteria...

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"When Healthcare Cost Containment Fails," Employer Newsletter, Issue #3

Each June, (PwC) projects the growth of employer medical costs for the upcoming calendar year. For 2019, PwC expects an “unsustainably high” cost increase of 6%.

PwC finds that employers now confront a marketplace where consolidation among...

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Healthcare and Cost Containment for Employers: "Stop Rationing Primary Care," Issue #2

Health insurance plans are based on a rationed primary care model. Over the past decade, ever-higherdeductibles, increases in the percentage of costs an employee pays for services subject to cost-sharing arrangements, and the proliferation of...

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Healthcare & Cost Containment: First Stop Health's New Employer Newsletter

Can Employers Rein in Healthcare Spending?

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Healthcare & Cost Containment from First Stop Health.

This newsletter focuses on exploring the causes of the healthcare cost crisis confronting U.S. employers, and...

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FIRST STOP HEALTH REPORTS TRIPLE-DIGIT REVENUE GROWTH ON HIGH MEMBER UTILIZATION

 

May 7, 2018,--CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE, First Stop Health)--First Stop Health, a leader in the telemedicine sector of the virtual-care industry, announced details of its 2017 annual results today at the HLTH conference in Las Vegas.

“In 2017 we...

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Belly Aches Are No Laughing Matter

Abdominal pain. It’s a catchall, and incredibly common, complaint, and it’s the single most common reason people go to the ER in the US, with nearly 10 million visits a year, according to the CDC. But that’s not the main reason it’s such a pain for...

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4 Ways To Prevent Ear Aches

When it comes to ear pain, there’s good news and there’s bad news.

The good news is that there’s been a decline in ear infections in kids since the pneumococcus vaccine was introduced several years ago to combat pneumococcus. This is one of the most...

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Pollen Counts Are High, You're Feeling Low

Your nose starts to itch, your eyes get watery, and then rapid-fire sneezing--before you know it, you have emptied an entire tissue box in a futile attempt to dam up your nasal flow. Oh no, it’s pollen season already?!?!

The Food and Drug...

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