DALLAS, Sept. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Seventy percent (70%) of Medicare plan members responded that they have one or more chronic conditions, yet just 10% said their plan provides reminders and recommendations about their chronic condition. And, 44% of respondents noted that their plan never communicates with them about their chronic condition. The results are from a HealthMine survey of 500 Medicare plan members.
The responses in the HealthMine survey corroborate data from the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion which reported that three in four Americans aged 65 and older has multiple chronic conditions.
Chronic conditions* most frequently reported by respondents to the HealthMine survey are the following:
- Hypertension (high blood pressure) 65%
- Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol) 37%
- Diabetes 22%
- Obesity 22%
- Asthma 11%
- Symptoms of depression 11%
According to Bryce Williams, president and CEO of HealthMine, "Our core team at HealthMine has helped Medicare recipients for more than a decade. In that time, we have learned that it is imperative to over deliver in communications to Medicare members. Today, health plans have the data to connect with meaningful, timely help and reminders to members – and learn member's communication preferences. We are helping plans leverage data to deliver reminders and recommendations to members, and help close gaps in care in the process," he said.
About the Survey
The HealthMine Medicare Plan Health Intelligence Survey queried 500 insured age 65+ consumers who are enrolled in a Medicare program. The survey was fielded by Survey Sampling International (SSI) in June/July 2017. Data were collected via an opt-in panel. The margin of error is 4%. Survey Sampling International (SSI) has been the Worldwide Leader in Survey Sampling and Data Collection Solutions, across every mode, for 37 Years.
HealthMine is a leading healthcare technology company that delivers Health Intelligence for plan members and plan sponsors. HealthMine's cloud-based Health Intelligence Solution facilitates better health outcomes and lowers healthcare costs by providing: 1) insight into health status and risk, 2) clinical guidance on necessary health actions, 3) personalized motivation to close gaps in care and 4) measurement of outcomes. The Health Intelligence Solution derives business value from all clinical and lifestyle health data including data from existing wellness programs. HealthMine has more than 1 million users and has saved health plan sponsors more than $100 million in healthcare costs. HealthMine is on the web at www.healthmine.com.
* Total adds to more than 100% as some respondents have multiple diseases
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