Traditionally, physical health, mental health and substance use disorders have been treated and paid for separately. However, it has been shown that in the case of Medicaid beneficiaries with MH/SUD, outcomes are greatly improved with integrated care.
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In March 2016, Anthem’s Chief Information Officer Tom Miller and his colleagues launched the Anthem Innovation Studio as a way to push the company forward in areas like mobile care, the internet of things and digital. One year later, the Innovation Studio is up and running, working to find ways to make health care more consumer friendly.
True or false: Disability claims are most often due to injuries. The answer is … false. In fact, 90 percent of disability claims are caused by illnesses (including pregnancy), not accidents. Factor in also that 10 percent of employees filing disability claims account for more than 50 percent of total medical and disability costs of all disability claimants and you can see how disability benefits and health benefits go hand in hand.
Trends in emerging technologies continue to drive the health care conversation. Most recently, telehealth has been a key area of discussion and consideration for health care stakeholders. Take a look at a few recent articles exploring the latest in telehealth.
When you think about cancer, many things also come to mind – too many to mention. The problem was that for a long time, people weren’t thinking about work and cancer together. Generally, the focus after a diagnosis was solely on living. But advancements in medicine in the last 15+ years have created an ever-growing population of survivors, making the concept of survivorship mainstream, and paving the way for robust conversations about the role of work after a diagnosis.
Mark Cziraky, co-founder and executive vice president of HealthCore, Inc., discusses pragmatic clinical trials and why they are important to the health care industry.
Julie Schilz, Vice President of Care Delivery Transformation at Anthem, Inc., gives her take one the critical role of primary care and what can be done to right-size it.