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Mental Health Awareness Month for Employers

May 12, 2021

Click here to discuss your workplace mental and behavioral health! We’re about halfway through Mental Health Awareness Month. Seeing as how employers provide health insurance to about half of American adults, we think it’s important for employers to think about their own role in the mental and behavioral health of their employees. With so much …

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Preventative Mental Health with Lyra Health’s Guided Self Care

March 9, 2021

Mental health is one of the thorniest issues in health care today. Undiagnosed and untreated mental health conditions are at epidemic-level proportions in this country. During the COVID pandemic, anxiety and depression rates have increased significantly. According to CDC surveys, rates of anxiety and depression rose to levels of 25 to 30 percent in 2020. …

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Statistics about Stop-Loss Insurance and Claims

October 6, 2020

Most large employers self-fund their health insurance and medical benefits rather than using traditional health insurance. This gives them opportunity for savings but does expose them to large and catastrophic claims. While an employer can realize the benefits from exercising more control over their healthcare savings, they could find themselves in the red due to …

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Health Care Costs Consumed More than 10 Percent of Median Paychecks in 2018

October 2, 2020

Health care is becoming increasingly expensive for Americans. This isn’t news and recent data backs it up. Health insurance premium contributions and deductibles combined are a good measure of total health care costs for Americans. Recent Findings Suggest American Workers are Spending More on Health Care According to this measure, the Commonwealth Fund of NYU …

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RAND Study Finds That Private Health Plans Pay 247% of Medicare

October 1, 2020

The U.S. healthcare system has two categories of payers, pubic and private. And according to a new RAND study that looked at 2018 data, prices paid to hospitals by privately covered patients averaged 247% of what Medicare would have paid. The exact figure for a given state varied widely. The authors of the study analyzed …

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A Med School Student Created a Guide for Diagnosing Conditions on Dark Skin

September 16, 2020

(Image: Cover of “Mind the Gap: A Handbook of Clinical Signs in Black and Brown Skin”)   Medical students should be trained to correctly diagnose the symptoms of common conditions and diseases, then deliver the appropriate care. Sounds straightforward, right? Not for Malone Mukwende, who didn’t find examples of dark skin in his textbooks and …

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