Navigation Links
Milwaukee Employers See Cost Savings with High-Performance Provider Network

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that self-insured member companies that are part of Milwaukee's Business Health Care Group have experienced an aggregate healthcare-cost decrease of 1.5 percent per health plan member in the first three years of participation in a high-performance provider network. According to the Milwaukee Market Overview, the coalition found these self-insured member companies saved $44 million in healthcare costs over the first three years of participation in the Humana Preferred (BHCG) network, a high-performance, limited network of providers that is exclusive to coalition members.

Unlike most health plan networks, which strive to take in more providers to attract members, a high-performance network like Humana Preferred (BHCG) limits providers to include only those who are the most efficient practitioners in an effort to maintain costs.

"With healthcare reform on everyone's minds these days, efforts like the Business Health Care Group's to develop these type of networks are an example of what businesses can do to control healthcare costs," said Taylor Holliday, analyst with HealthLeaders-InterStudy. "This model is not only a win for the employers because of the costs savings--it's also beneficial for the insurers."

For example, in the first half of 2009, the Humana Preferred (BHCG) saw a 38 percent increase in the number of participating employers and a 20 percent gain in the number of employees and dependents participating in the network.

Why Pharmaceutical Companies Need Market Overviews

Market Overviews provide a detailed analysis of local healthcare market drivers in 87 of the nation's most dynamic metro areas, allowing pharmaceutical executives to quickly gain local area expertise. Each report provides local-level insights into: health systems and hospitals, physicians, health plans, Medicare/Medicaid, pharmaceutical environment, legislation and employers.

About HealthLeaders-InterStudy

HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a Decision Resources, Inc. company, is the authoritative source for managed care data, analysis and news. For more information, please visit

About Decision Resources, Inc.

Decision Resources, Inc. is a cohesive portfolio of companies that offers best-in-class, high-value information and insights on important sectors of the healthcare industry. Clients rely on this analysis and data to make informed decisions. Please visit Decision Resources, Inc. at

All company, brand or product names contained in this document may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

For more information, contact:

Lisa Osgood                               Elizabeth Marshall
HealthLeaders-InterStudy                  Decision Resources, Inc.
781-296-2606                              781-296-2563              

SOURCE HealthLeaders-InterStudy

Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Milwaukee County Employees Retirement System (MCERS) Goes Live with V3 Self-Service
2. FamilyLife Supports Military Marriages in Milwaukee
3. Auroras Milwaukee Hospitals Recognized in US News and World Report
4. Milwaukee VA Hospital Gains New Spinal Cord Treatment Center
5. Managed Health Services Partners With Milwaukee Health Services to Increase Access to Care for Underserved Communities
6. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Wins First Health Journalism Award from Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making
7. Statement by Bonnie J. Campbell, Former Attorney General of Iowa and Spokesperson for Atlantic Richfield Co., Millennium Holdings, LLC, NL Industries, Inc., and The Sherwin-Williams Company on the Jury Verdict Reached Today in the Thomas (Milwaukee) Case
8. Medication Compliance Is a Key Concern for Employers, According to New Survey
9. Lockton and Concentra Working Together to Lower Healthcare Costs for Employers
10. Warady & Davis LLP Named One of 'Top 50 Employers for Generation Y Chicago'
11. Employers of Any Size Can Now Benefit From Dependent Eligibility Audits Thanks to New Audit Toolkit
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... According to an article published ... that they are handling security in light of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, ... attempt to stop an attack from reaching U.S. soil. Especially around special events that ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... 2015 , ... A team of Swiss doctors has released a report on ... just posted the findings on the website. Click here to read the details ... mesothelioma patients who were treated with chemotherapy followed by EPP surgery. Among the 106 ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... "When I was traveling, I ... Hillside, N.J. "Many people catch diseases simply from sitting on such dirty toilet ... protected from germs." , He developed the patent-pending QUDRATECS to eliminate the need ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... The print component ... Today in Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Minneapolis, South Florida, with a circulation of ... distributed nationally, through a vast social media strategy and across a network of ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... MPWH, the No.1 Herpes-only dating community in the world, ... Table 1-1 ). More than 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 – ... according to WHO's first global estimates of HSV-1 infection . , "The data shocks ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... November 26, 2015 ... addition of the  "2016 Future Horizons ... Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) Market: Supplier ... Emerging Opportunities"  report to their offering.  ... announced the addition of the  "2016 ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... DUBLIN , November 26, 2015 ... has announced the addition of the  ... in the European Cell Surface Marker ... Emerging Opportunities"  report to their offering.  ... announced the addition of the  "2016 ...
(Date:11/25/2015)...  Linden Care, LLC, a retail specialty pharmacy focused ... suffering from chronic pain, said today that it is ... (TRO) enjoining Express Scripts from unilaterally terminating the Pharmacy ... --> --> The company said that ... --> --> In ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: