One word: Inspired.
I was watching a TEDMED talk the other day, you know….the short video presentations where the speaker tells a story? This particular talk was about cleaning water that was polluted, as told by Peter Janicki. During the video, pictures of shanty towns littered with trash were situated near the water sources. What does cleaning water have to do with helping our clients and their members, or patients, or your husband or mother, get better treatment for their lower back pain? Sit tight. I will get to that.
At eviCore we have been managing high cost musculoskeletal procedures in the form of hi-tech imaging, pain procedures, and spinal surgeries related to chronic and sometimes debilitating low back pain for over 7 years. We do this well and it is a good thing that we do. About 20% of a given commercial health plan’s population have a musculoskeletal procedure in a given year, and the cost of the members with these procedures amounts to about 20% of total healthcare costs. Moreover, one individual in eight will miss work due to painful musculoskeletal issues, resulting in decreased productivity.
Back to the water…