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MedBen Talks Health Management at Innovation Conference


  10:13:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 245 words,  
Categories: News, Reporting, Population health management, MedBen Employees

MedBen Talks Health Management at Innovation Conference

Kurt Harden

MedBen clients were among those getting useful benefits management advice at the 4th Annual Sherrill Morgan Healthcare Innovation Conference on September 11-12, 2017. MedBen itself was also well-represented at the event, both as presenters and on the conference floor.

"Preventable, chronic conditions make up about 70% of deaths in America," MedBen President & COO Kurt Harden noted during his Population Health Management presentation on the first morning of the conference. He added that "since gaps in care are related to evidence-based treatments, closing these gaps reduce risk factors, which ultimately lowers per-patient per-month and aggregate costs.”

Harden also shared the dais with Mark Morgan, President of Sherrill Morgan, to discuss the advantages of "own use" pharmacies for hospital groups. By encouraging plan members to buy their prescription drugs from the hospital’s own pharmacy, hospitals can realize substantial savings.

Brooke Hupp

MedBen Vice President of Sales & Marketing Brian Fargus and Regional Sales Manager Brooke Hupp were also in attendance, meeting with clients and providing them with Risk Stratification Reports that identify cost and risk factors in their member populations, plus identifying specific improvement strategies. Clients also received summary breakdowns chronic conditions with suggestions for reducing their groups' care gaps.

MedBen was also pleased to sponsor a cocktail reception at the Cincinnati Zoo, complete with access to the zoo's African exhibits.

MedBen has worked with benefits consulting firm Sherrill Morgan for over two decades. Based in Covington, KY (right on the Ohio border), the company has provided employer consulting services since 1969.

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