Healthcare Outcomes Solutions (HOS), a company dedicated to reducing health care costs for self insured companies and their employees, recently launched its Patient Centered Enhanced Care model (PCEC). PCEC is a care coordination model designed to improve health care and reduce costs specifically for employee-patients, or their family members, with multiple chronic illnesses who are in a health plan offered by self-funded companies.
It is now common knowledge that approximately 5% of members of health plans account for about 50% of the cost. Multiple chronic diseases are the source of the majority of the cost in healthcare. The PCEC model enables self-funded businesses across the U.S. to offer coordinated care specifically for these member-patients. This service is offered to middle size or larger employers.
The PCEC model has been developed by healthcare experts and is grounded in extensive research of evidence-based and outcomes studies, many of which are available on the HOS website, www.healthcareoutcomes.net. The latest data on healthcare costs show that care coordination of the most chronically ill member-patients can reduce a company’s healthcare costs significantly.
We will work with companies to determine if the PCEC model is right for them. Affiliated healthcare accountants will examine a company’s current health care expenses, and HOS will determine the feasibility of reducing cost while improving care.