BHCG Initiates a Campaign to Address the Medically Homeless
Research has consistently shown the medically homeless – those without an established relationship with a primary care physician (PCP) – tend to seek care from higher cost options (e.g., emergency departments, urgent care facilities) and are less likely to have recommended health care screenings.
UniteHealthcare® recently presented data to BHCG showing 34 percent of men and 17 percent of women (employees and dependents) had no wellness visit to a PCP in 2017 or 2018. This presents an opportunity for BHCG member employers to reach out to their medically homeless population to communicate the importance of establishing a relationship with a PCP.
Beginning this fall, for BHCG member employers choosing to participate, UnitedHealthcare will identify plan members who are medically homeless. These plan members will be included in a targeted campaign consisting of home mailers and emails. A video will also be developed and posted on the BHCG online communications library. This campaign, along with the existing employee communication campaigns are free of charge to BHCG member employers.
Navitus Health Solutions® Begins Sharing BHCG Member Employer Data with the Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO)
In keeping with its commitment to complete transparency, Navitus Health Solutions, BHCG’s best in class strategic partner for pharmacy benefit management, has begun providing WHIO with BHCG member employers’ pharmacy data. Coupled with the State’s Employee Trust Fund’s data which Navitus already shares with WHIO, the employers’ data will increase the statistical significance of the WHIO data set.
BHCG is working with Navitus to have the data of self-funded Wisconsin clients of Navitus shared with WHIO. Aligning with BHCG’s desire to be a responsible corporate citizen, it encourages all health care payers to submit medical and pharmacy claims to WHIO to enhance WHIO’s database.