Anthem finds competitive edge in offering employers integrated health benefits
Healthcare Finance | April 03, 2019
Anthem has found a competitive advantage in offering employers integrated health benefits for medical, vision, dental, pharmacy and other services, and in using the data to identify gaps in care across a billion-and-a-half claims a year. In 2018, Anthem identified 1.2 million gaps in care, including 33,000 diabetes cases through the beneficiary having an eye exam. Anthem, the employer and the beneficiary save money and see better health outcomes from early identification. "Every time you can identify a diabetic and manage that earlier, it saves $1,500 annually per beneficiary," said Jeff Spahr, vice president, Specialty Business Development for Anthem's Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and Workers' Compensation businesses.