Thursday, March 18, 2010

What Do Physicians Think Employers Should Do?

What do physicians think employer's should do?

82% think employers should offer employees incentives to manage their chronic diseases and/or stay healthy
70% think employers should reduce or waive copays to increase adherence on medications

These strategies are consistent with the current emphasis on "value-based benefit design" which uses benefit design to motivate employees to use high value services which will keep them as healthy as possible for as long as possible.

What do physicians want from employers?

62% want to know about worksite and employer-based programs so they can counsel patients on participation
47% think benefit design should "be an extension of the physician's treatment program" leaving them in control of treatment decisions.

The study, conducted by the Midwest Business Group on Health, also concludes that communication between employers, employees and physicians is critical to improving/maintaining health.

Check out an article on the study by clicking here.

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