The Growing Cost of Gut Trouble in the US

Getting sick is expensive. When it comes to gastrointestinal (GI) issues, the numbers are shocking. The report below examines the healthcare costs of GI symptoms like heartburn, diarrhea, and vomiting, as well as chronic GI diseases like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). New numbers show that GI trouble is not only…

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Suffering in Silence - hidden costs

Suffering in Silence: The Hidden Costs of Digestive Disease Stigma for Employers

“All disease begins in the gut.” – Hippocrates If you’re an employer who’s concerned about the rising costs of healthcare and prescription drugs among your covered population, you want to read this. Employees with digestive disease often suffer in silence because of the stigma associated with digestive symptoms. Many won’t even discuss gut trouble with…

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Data Getting to the Gut

Data: Getting to the Gut of the Matter

Healthcare costs that cannot be measured cannot be reduced. Data is the key to managing healthcare costs. Unfortunately, most of the reports employers get from carriers are missing a vital piece of data—the amount of money spent on digestive conditions. Digestive Claims Miscategorized Gut-related claims are generally rolled up within other major diagnostic categories or…

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