Complex Costly Conditions:
A Strategic Imperative for Payers and Employers
Research makes the case for addressing complex conditions now
It’s not news that health care costs are rising. But did you know that a handful of costly, complex conditions are driving a quarter of total health care spending in the United States?1
There's a compelling human and financial need for payers and employers to have a management strategy for populations with conditions like cancer, musculoskeletal disorders and kidney disease.
Optum®, has analyzed a growing body of research that helps characterize the economic rise of these conditions.
Jon Friedman, MD, FAST, Chief medical officer of Medical Benefit Management at Optum, will uncover:
- The impact cancer, kidney disease and musculoskeletal conditions have on overall health care costs
- Cost drivers behind these conditions and future cost projections
- Strategies payers and employers can use to manage complex conditions - Centers of Excellence networks, care management programs and more
1Bureau of Economic Analysis. Updated August 2017. Blended Account, 2000–2014. Retrieved from bea.gov/data/special-topics/health-care. CV, Cancer, MSK, and Kidney.
Jon Friedman, MD, FAST, Chief medical officer of Medical Benefit Management, Optum