Preventive Screening Reminders
Routine preventive screenings, such as mammograms, prostate exams, colonoscopies, pap smears,
and routine physicals
, often can discover chronic and costly medical conditions before they result in high dollar claims—but only if members have them done. To encourage members to schedule these routine preventive tests, MedCost Benefit Services offers reminder options.
Gaps In Care Mailings Are Based On Nationally-Recognized Guidelines
MedCost Benefit Services contacts non-compliant individuals a maximum of twice per year, typically to coincide with national health awareness months, with gaps in preventive care mailings. These customized brochures include each member’s plan coverage for the screening, as well as information on standard screening procedures and an overview of current screening guidelines. And, as part of our Personal Care Management health coaching
program, MedCost outreaches annually to a member's physician to identify any potential gaps in preventive care.
Other Methods Of Encouraging Compliance
MedCost Benefits Services’ quarterly reporting allows an employer to benchmark its group’s compliance percentages against those of our overall block of business. With this knowledge, employers can evaluate other possible ways to encourage compliance, including the use of incentives. In addition, preventive screening guidelines are available to members through our Personal Health Suite
, a comprehensive collection of online health and wellness tools.
Personal Health Suite