Managing Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator for Plan Members

October 16, 2017

The wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) is the first wearable defibrillator (LifeVestTM), and is manufactured by the Zoll Medical Corporation (Pittsburg, Pennsylvania). The device was FDA approved in 2001 and is currently available in the United States, Europe, Japan, and several other countries. The WCD is worn outside the body...

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How to Manage Overutilized Services for Breast Cancer

October 2, 2017

In 2017, nearly 253,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in U.S. women, according to breastcancer.org.1 This continues a troubling trend: One in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetimes.1   Cancer treatment costs patients time, health, and quality of life. And there...

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In-home vs. In-lab Polysomnography

September 18, 2017

According to a 2016 Frost & Sullivan report, the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea is on the rise: 13 percent of the U.S. adult population, totaling more than 29 million Americans, is afflicted with it.1  With this rising prevalence comes increased cost burdens to the health care and economic...

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Increased Diagnostic Imaging Complexity Leads to New Challenges for Payers

September 18, 2017

The field of radiology has expanded dramatically. Today, radiology covers diseases from the fetus through to the multimorbid aging population, from prostate to pituitary gland and from pancreatic neoplasia to bone dysplasia. New knowledge in imaging is developing at a rapid pace. The use of imaging for functional evaluation...

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Rethinking the Approach to Musculoskeletal Pain

September 18, 2017

Musculoskeletal pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, according to the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies,1 and the annual incremental cost of health care due to pain ranges from $560 billion to $635 billion...

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