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MSK management for self-insured employers.

Musculoskeletal (MSK) issues impact one in two adults in America. Companies spend about $20 billion dollars per year on the direct costs of MSK issues. Learn how to improve employee wellness while reducing costs.

Inside you'll find:

  • MSK-focused cost-containment strategies.
  • The effects of working from home on MSK health.
  • The shift to MIPS & value-based care.

Topics include:

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The human and financial toll of MSK issues.

When employees suffer from MSK issues, employers shoulder significant burdens, including increased healthcare costs, workers comp claims, and employees who miss work or who are unable to be productive at work.

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The shift to value-based care.

Value-based care aims to flip the traditional, fee-for-service approach on its head, reimbursing providers based on patient outcomes and the quality of their care rather than the quantities and types of procedures completed.

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The work from home effect on MSK health.

Working from home has the potential to contribute to a number of significant MSK risk factors. Reduced activity levels, mental health impacts and ergonomic concerns all play a part. 

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MSK-focused cost-containment strategies.

Employees are the single most underutilized resource in improving health outcomes and decreasing cost burdens. Employers can offer support and guidance at three critical stages to influence mutually beneficial results.

Did you know?

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33% of employers are now self-insured  

This means greater negotiating power as well as new responsibilities to build cost-containment strategies and guide employees toward appropriate and effective medical care when needed.

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Companies spend ~ $20 billion per year on MSK direct costs  

Employers already spend more on the direct costs of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) than any other condition or chronic disease, including diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory illness.