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Key Considerations for TPAs - How to Respond to Disruptive Changes with Population Health Programs.  Self-Insurers continue to recognize that strategic interventions can mitigate costs of chronic diseases and that the focus of healthcare continues to shift from volume to increasing quality of care.  To impact the overall health of their population, more TPAs are considering new strategies of outreach, specifically Population Health Management.   There are five key factors that TPAs should consider prior to implementing a Population Health Management program, which are discussed in this white paper.

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Determinants of Health and Managed Care -  While access to care and insurance coverage to pay for health care are important factors in the health of an individual or a population, other social factors and determinants are as, if not more, important in the ability to achieve the best health possible. In the absence of managing social and behavioral risk, medical care alone acts as symptom management for a large portion of the U.S. population, rather than as a cure. Managed care organizations have a unique role in pulling medical care and social care closer together, which is the most common sense approach to controlling healthcare costs and improving the health of our country one person at a time.

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