January 8, 2019

How to Track and Address Low Back Pain in Your Benefits Data

Low back pain can be a high-cost condition for employee benefit teams. Learn how benefits data can help you lower healthcare costs for low back pain.

You’ll find members suffering from low back pain in just about every member population, and it can be a high-cost condition for both employers and employees. Here’s how we’re addressing it with benefits data.

Whether it’s an old injury acting up, poor ergonomics, a sedentary lifestyle, or an accident, some 31 million Americans suffer from low back pain at any given time (as estimated by the American Chiropractic Association). You’ll find members suffering from low back pain in just about every member population. It’s a concern for self-insured employers not just because of the chronic nature of the condition or the cost, but also because it’s a driver for opioid prescriptions.

Artemis clients are interested in how to track, measure, and address conditions like low back pain, and our platform makes it easy. Watch the video to see how we built a custom report (we call them “Stories”) around this condition to learn how you could address it with data.

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