Chronic conditions are a big portion of benefits spending, and they can be difficult for benefits teams to manage. Read the case study to see how Mohawk Industries, Inc. took action:
Chronic conditions like diabetes, asthma, hypertension, and others are among the most expensive to manage for both patients and self-insured employers. In this case study, we’ll explore how data helped Mohawk Industries, Inc. better equip clinical experts to offer high-quality care to these members.
Mohawk wanted to better connect their benefits data to their clinical resources, which includes on-site, near-site and virtual clinics. With the help of Artemis Health Analytic Advisors, they focused on a group of anonymous members: those with chronic conditions.
Artemis and Mohawk worked together to create “cohorts” (member groupings) with diagnoses for thirteen common chronic conditions. We compared medical claims and prescription data to determine which members met our criteria. The team then utilized the Artemis Platform to build a heatmap of members with five, four, three, two or one of the chronic conditions.
Additionally, we created a cohort of healthy members without chronic condition diagnoses.
The data indicated some interesting findings:
The most common chronic conditions were high BMI (51% of the population), hypertension (35% of the population), and depression (33% of the population). The “heatmap” visuals made it easy to see where members were experiencing comorbid conditions (i.e. diagnosed with both depression and diabetes or lower back pain plus hypertension, etc.).
Artemis collaborated with Mohawk’s clinical staff, doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners at their clinics, to offer better care and support to these members. We shared re-identified data with the clinicians with three goals in mind:
Over the next two years, Mohawk and Artemis will continue to analyze data for these cohorts and measure the impact of initiatives implemented for these members.