Smarter Care
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  • The cost of treating high-cost claimants drives inflationary trend in corporate health plans.
  • Quality and costs vary greatly between hospitals – even among prestigious academic medical centers.
  • The biggest quality issue is the least managed – the appropriateness of care.
  • Often, physicians perform unnecessary surgeries – ones that even harm patients when other treatment approaches are warranted.
  • Unnecessary surgeries and treatment errors are profitable for hospitals. The average surgical complication generates an additional $39,000 for hospitals (April 2012 JAMA).
  • These issues are not being addressed through local competition or standard PPO contracts.