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High Blood Pressure Raises Patient Bills, Study Says

06/17/18

  07:26:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 220 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Research, Hypertension

High Blood Pressure Raises Patient Bills, Study Says

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Americans with high blood pressure may pay nearly $2,000 more on medical fees this year than those without the condition… a problem that could be alleviated through a focus on preventive care.

According to a 12-year study, adults with hypertension can spend up to $1,920 to treat the condition on top of other medical bills. Early diagnosis of the condition will help to decrease these costs, but if adults continue to skip annual check-ups, high blood pressure numbers will only continue to rise and become even more of a burden.

With fewer than one-quarter of U.S. adults getting regular wellness exams, there is clearly an opportunity to address unnecessary health care costs – which is where MedBen WellLiving comes in. We can help you develop a wellness strategy that includes annual check-ups to decrease the risk of high blood pressure and other chronic conditions.

MedBen WellLiving puts the primary care physician first and encourages members to see their family doctor for regular check-ups. Our program also encourages members to follow age- and gender- appropriate screening guidelines, further helping prevent high blood pressure and other chronic conditions as well as reducing the employer’s long-term costs.

MedBen WellLiving can make a difference in your employees’ health and your bottom line. Find out more by contacting Vice President of Sales and Marketing Brian Fargus at bfargus@medben.com.

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