A Comprehensive Solution to Address High Musculoskeletal Claims

  • May 16, 2019
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
  • Online

Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions affect 1 in 2 Americans in any given year. With expensive treatment options, MSK continues to be a leading cost driver for health insurance providers and employers, consuming 1 of every 6 of health care dollars. Health insurance providers and employers are looking for a better solution to deliver appropriate care to their members and reduce rising claims for surgery and opioids.

This webinar will explore why musculoskeletal conditions, like chronic back and joint pain, are a top cost driver for health insurance providers and employers. And how digital musculoskeletal care is a scalable solution to deliver the three core pillars of best practice care: exercise therapy, behavioral health, and education. We’ll examine a case study where an employer achieved pain reduction that averaged 2 times more than pain reduction from moderate dose opioids, cut depression rates in half and addressed medical spend by avoiding two out of three surgeries.

Attendees will learn: 

  • Understand why musculoskeletal conditions are a top medical spend for health insurance providers and employers
  • Recognize the barriers to recommended musculoskeletal care and how to overcome them
  • Define key evaluation criteria for digital health solution to ensure impact on member engagement, clinical outcomes, and medical spend


Marge Mayerson
Former Managing Director of National Benefits

Marge was the Managing Director of National Benefits for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) until her retirement at the end of 2018, where she was responsible for the strategic, tactical, financial and educational aspects of the firm’s health and wellness benefit programs. She has 40 years of experience and began her career at Price Waterhouse where she held positions of increasing responsibility in benefits. In 1998, Marge had a leadership role in consolidating the firms’ benefits during the merger of Coopers, Lybrand and Price Waterhouse.

Dr. Jeff Krauss
Chief Medical Officer
Hinge Health

Dr. Jeff Krauss, is the Chief Medical Officer at Hinge Health. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor (affiliated) at Stanford University in the Department of Orthopedics and practices medicine part-time as a staff physician at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Dr. Krauss is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, as well as lifestyle medicine, and recently authored a textbook chapter on digital medicine. Prior to practicing medicine, he worked for eight years in product management at eBay and Oracle and in recent years has served as an advisor to digital health investors. Dr. Krauss graduated from Harvard College, earned his M.D. degree from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Stanford University.

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