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  • University of Michigan Guidelines for Opioid Use Post-Surgery

    None of us can escape awareness about the catastrophic consequences of the use of opioids in America today.  You hear about it every time you turn on the news, whether local or national.  The costs are astounding (estimated at over $500 billion for 2015), and stopping the spread of opioid addicti...

  • Another Reason Why Your Prescription Drug Costs are So High Another Reason Why Your Prescription Drug Costs are So High

    If you are a patient, or an administrative manager of a clinic, you would never stop to think that the liquid medications prescribed every day (cancer drugs, eye drops, etc.) may all contain too much of that drug for the actual need, resulting in waste every time a vial is opened.  Why would you? ...

  • Is a Chiropractor in the future for your on-site clinic? Is a Chiropractor in the future for your on-site clinic?

    The National Association of Worksite Health Centers just published the findings from a project (done by their staff and with the assistance of a grant from the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress) on the potential impact of chiropractic services for employees at on-site clinics.  This project incl...

  • Will Your On-Site Clinic be Only Telemedicine?

    For those employers out there considering an on-site clinic, the option of providing medical services on-site to employees and dependents via just telemedicine exists - but the question is, is it the right option for you? Telemedicine has certainly played a role in on-site clinics for quite some ...

  • Wellness Isn't Just about Exercise Anymore Wellness Isn’t Just about Exercise Anymore

    Perhaps we are overstating the impact of wellness programs in benefits packages these days, but the business now accounts for more than $7.8 billion annually as a market so it seems pretty huge.  We know only a portion of this is attributable to services provided through on-site clinics, but t...

  • Want an Eye Exam for Your Employees? Want an Eye Exam for Your Employees?

    Well, now you may be able to get them through a new mobile service, 2020 On-site.  This company, started about two years ago, now offers mobile eye exams using optometrists and they'll bring the retro-fitted van right to your parking lot.  The employer pays a fee for the service, and employees lik...

  • Influx of Capital for Crossover Health Influx of Capital for Crossover Health

    It was announced recently that Gurnet Point has invested approximately $92M in Crossover Health.  This created a "partnership" between the corporations resulting in the two companies now becoming the "principal shareholders of the company."   Crossover has only been in the on-site business since ...

  • Employer Attacks Rx Drug Abuse Among Employees

    We all hear nearly every day some new story about the impact of prescription drug abuse on society, law enforcement and healthcare costs.  It has reached a level where the governor of the state of Vermont during his 2014 State of the State address focused primarily on the costs and impacts of drug ...

  • NBGH Releases 2017 Health Plan Design Survey

    The National Business Group on Health released a summary of their 2017 Health Plan Design Survey last week.  The press release itself and, of course the actual survey, are worth the read. Ironically, a 5% increase in premiums (as projected by major employers for 2017) would have been a stunning ...

  • Availability of Telemedicine Benefits Continues to Rise Availability of Telemedicine Benefits Continues to Rise

    It was reported in Becker's Health IT and CIO Review that telemedicine, as a benefit to employees, has increased from 48% of employers to 74% (2015 to March of 2016).  That is a huge increase and you just have to check the stock values of these telemedicine companies to verify that growth. This ...