What Are Cost Containment Strategies?

Before we discuss cost-containment strategies with respect to healthcare, we need to understand what cost containment is. 

Cost containment is the business practice of maintaining expense levels to prevent unnecessary spending, or thoughtfully...

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How a Healthcare Navigation Service Helps During Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is here, and employees aren’t exactly excited. In fact, one-third of employees said they felt annoyance or dread around Open Enrollment. Why? Lack of confidence in their plans. Just 10% of employees say they feel confident in the...

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Why Rural Employees Need Telemedicine

Americans in rural areas report more difficulty accessing high-quality healthcare than do those who live in the city or suburbs, with nearly a quarter of rural Americans saying that accessing good healthcare is a major problem, according to Pew...

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Healthcare Costs Are Expected To Rise. Here's How Telemedicine Can Help.

Large employers predict their healthcare costs will rise a median of 6% if they do not undertake any cost-saving initiatives, according to a new survey by the National Business Group on Health (NBGH).

As a result, these large employers say they are...

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Most Hospital Visits Are Avoidable. Employees Need Telemedicine.

Unnecessary hospital visits are costing the U.S. healthcare system $32 billion per year, according to a new study by United Health Group.

The study found that more than half of emergency department (ED) visits could be avoided, with patients...

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One Big Reason Why A Telemedicine Program Might Not Work

Telemedicine can have real impact for employers and employees — if employees actually use it, that is.

But the truth of the matter is this: Today, most employers offer telemedicine within their employee benefit plan, but most employees never use .

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How to Get Employees to Use Telemedicine

Telemedicine can be a huge benefit for all employers and their employees. Telemedicine helps employers save money by diverting employee healthcare costs away from expensive options such as the ER or urgent care. And, telemedicine helps employees...

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What You Should Expect from the Best Telemedicine Companies

According to our recent findings, there are more than 200 telemedicine providers offering an array of virtual care and telehealth services. With so many options, finding the best telemedicine company can be dizzying.

According to First Stop...

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What is the Cost of Telemedicine?

Every employer knows it’s important to consider the full cost of any employee benefit program before signing up. But the cost of telemedicine isn’t always straightforward. 

That’s because the cost of telemedicine varies greatly among providers, and...

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