Health care costs are increasing – that’s a given. As Baby Boomers age, the number of knee, hip, spine and heart-related surgeries will continue to increase too.
Surgery accounts for 30% of a group’s total health care spend; however, surgical benefits are largely unmanaged. This means:
- Plan members are making decisions without considering cost, quality or even necessity.
- Many surgeries are performed unnecessarily. Doctors may not proactively provide alternatives to surgery; patients may not know to ask.
- When surgeries are necessary, patients generally go where their doctor directs them, without thinking about cost or quality.
- There is a huge opportunity for savings!
Most plan members do not truly engage in health care decisions — they’ve just never had to. But as health care evolves, member engagement must too.
BridgeHealth Medical empowers plan members with the tools and resources they need to make surgical decisions based on cost, quality and necessity.