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Strategies to Manage Rising
Musculoskeletal Care Costs

  • May 20, 2021
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
  • Online
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Over the last ten years, musculoskeletal (MSK) care costs have been on the rise–but what’s behind these cost increases and how can health insurance providers manage these costs through better care strategies? Based on analyzing musculoskeletal medical claims data from 40 million Americans at leading health insurance providers, this webinar will reveal that overuse of MRIs, more expensive treatments such as spinal fusion implants, and easier access to outpatient procedures like injections and other non-invasive procedures are the culprits behind rising MSK costs.

Based on these insights, the webinar will offer strategies for health insurance providers to manage these rising costs, including a case study featuring how a large employer partnered with their health insurance provider to offer personalized MSK care.

Attendees will learn about:

  • The state of MSK 2021: What’s behind rising MSK costs over the last decade
  • Musculoskeletal care strategies to manage these costs and drive better member outcomes

Speakers


Rebecca Eads
Total Rewards Manager
HollyFrontier

As the Total Rewards Manager at HollyFrontier Corporation, Rebecca Eads manages the evaluation and selection of benefits programs for over 3,500 employees world-wide, with over 2,800 in the U.S. She plays a key role in the design and implementation of benefit programs that improve the overall health outcomes and lives of HollyFrontier employees and their families.

With more than 10 years of Human Resource experience, Rebecca has served in a Total Rewards leadership role for several large employers, and other HR leadership roles including Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, Mergers and Acquisitions, and HR generalist. Prior to HollyFrontier, Rebecca served as a Benefits Manager at Tenet Healthcare.


Raymond Hwang, MD
Medical Director
Hinge Health

Dr. Raymond Hwang is Medical Director at Hinge Health. In addition to his role there, Dr. Hwang is Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine, a reviewer for The Spine Journal and serves on the Institutional Review Board and Musculoskeletal Steering Committee at Beth Israel Lahey Health. He has more than 12 years of clinical experience as a spine surgeon and 8 years of experience as an advisor to digital health and med-tech companies.

He earned two engineering degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his MD from Harvard Medical School, underwent residency training at the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program, and completed his fellowship in Spine Surgery at New England Baptist Hospital. He also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.