In the New Health Engagement Model of Health Benefits, Clinical Pathology Laboratories Can Help Beneficiaries through Timely Medical Lab Testing

Oregon adopts health engagement model for its state employees, as evidence of cost savings grows Across the nation, pathologists and clinical laboratory managers will want to learn about a new model of healthcare reform. It is the “health engagement model” (HEM) and it is being rolled out by a number of health insurers. Variations of the HEM model are gaining ground in states around the country because health insurers see HEMs as a way to reduce costs and improve quality of healthcare. One new...

Behavioral Economics Likely to Push Up Utilization of Clinical Pathology Laboratory Tests

Wellness Programs Require Appropriate and Timely Use of Medical Laboratory Tests Pathologists and clinical laboratory managers know that smoking, obesity and unnecessary utilization are major factors in the skyrocketing cost of healthcare. These are primary reasons behind the desired transition from reactive and acute care to a health system organized to deliver proactive care. Consumer cooperation will be essential for this transition to succeed. Each year, the number of employer-funded or...
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