Population health analytics vendor Healthentic has discovered employers pay more than $113,000 in medical expenses for "high-cost" people they cover compared to $2,751 for everyone else.

The findings were released in a report detailing some of the numbers surrounding high-cost workers and their families--those with costs of $50,000 or more--compared to the market at large.

Healthentic’s analysis has found that three biggest contributors to the high-cost category include cancer, chronic kidney failure, and complicated births. To help alleviate the high-costs resulting from these conditions, Healthentic recommends:

*Promoting evidenced-based cancer screening

*Effectively managing diabetes and hypertension

*Making case management available for high-risk pregnancies and complicated births

“The fact that employers can save more than $110,000 by preventing just one high-cost member is pretty eye-opening and shows why it’s so important for organizations to understand their population’s health and how it impacts their bottom line,” said Healthentic COO Sean Gallivan.

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