Research from Blue Health Intelligence® (BHI®) found that trends in obesity increased in both adults and children from 2016 to 2019. Children ages 2-4 showed the highest annual increase (20.6%). Childhood obesity puts children at increased risk of disease, and these health risks can continue into adulthood.
The number of individuals with high-cost and very high-cost medical claims is continuing to grow, consuming more and more of the total healthcare spend in the United States. The ability to predict which individuals are on a path to high cost, and which interventions have the best chance of preventing that eventuality, has become critically important.
Almost $1 of every $3 spent in healthcare is wasted on services that have little or no clinical benefit, are potentially harmful, or are delivered in unnecessary high-cost settings. The potential to harm patients may stem directly from the risks of LVC, or indirectly from additional tests and procedures that contain risks and/or have little or no clinical benefit. Blue … Read More