What strategies should health-care managers use to support health plans for employees? Provide examples. (2 references)

The total cost of health-care for employees is expensive; thus, there is a need for managers to introduce efficiency in health-care plans for their employees (Strategies for Managing Health-Care Costs. 2020). For instance, the manager may appoint a case manager to ensure that the employees receive the right preventive care measures. Additionally, the manager should also include the following services  in a health care plan;

First, a wellness program gives the employees incentives like discounted health insurance premiums to enhance their wellbeing, seek screening for early diagnosis, and adhere to treatment plans. Secondly, disease management is for patients with existing medical complications to help them manage the issues effectively, thus reducing the costs of health insurance. Failure to manage an existing medical issue may result in the employee going to an ER where they would spend more than the employee who manages the condition and stays healthy.Thirdly is case management, for employees who go through major clinical episodes like cancer, stroke, and acute, chronic illness, resulting in extended hospital stays and sophisticated treatment procedures that result in high medication costs. The case manager would plan, control, check, and evaluate the services received by the employee and ensure they receive high-quality care at an affordable cost (Davis, 2018).

 

 

 

 

References

Davis, A. (2018). Medical management: Strategies to manage health insurance cost. Retrieved 11 August 2020, from https://www.psafinancial.com/2018/06/medical-management-strategies-manage-health-insurance-cost/

Strategies for Managing Health-Care Costs. (2020). Retrieved 11 August 2020, from https://www.gfoa.org/materials/strategies-for-managing-health-care-costs