Reducing pain after surgery is important. But the pain medication prescribed for QualityPath patient Patty Stalheim made her very sick. Dr. Lamson prescribed an alternative medicine but her health benefits didn’t cover it. That’s where Margie Czechowicz stepped in.
The QualityPath Program has been up and running for almost two years. As a new and “market- disrupting” initiative, we are watching this program carefully. We want to ensure that we are accomplishing our aim of better care for patients at lower costs. Check and check!
QualityPath® will expand to include most outpatient computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests on Jan. 1, 2017. We asked Amy Moyer, manager of value measurement, to explain how quality standards will create a measureable difference for employees and family members who need these tests, as well as employers who pay for CTs and MRIs as part of their self-funded health benefit plan.
QualityPath’s first year of operations offers insights into what works well – and what can be done to capture an additional $2.6 million of employer savings.
Employers are lining up to explain why they joined the QualityPath program.
QualityPath is now a year and half old and has more than 39 employers participating representing 9,900 employees and more than 21,000 individuals.