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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Employee Benefits Adviser: First Stop Health and Teladoc Discuss the Challenges Facing Employee Telemedicine Programs

At the recent EBA Workplace Benefits Renaissance conference,  First Stop Health President David Guttman, and Teladoc Vice President Anne Stowell discussed the challenges of implementing a high-value telemedicine program. Click here to read the...

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Can Stress Make You Sick?

“Don’t stress it.”

This phrase has become common in our everyday language but do we take our own advice? Ah, if it were only that easy.

Stress is part of the human condition--it has been around since the beginning and isn’t leaving anytime soon....

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Telemedicine Magazine: "When Flu Season Hits the ER, Telemedicine Offers Surge Capacity"

In an important online article atTelemedicine MagazineFirst Stop Health's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mark Friedman, describes the valuable role of telemedicine in providing surge capacity for the treatment of victims of the flu epidemic.

Dr....

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