Reduce Costs Without Compromising Patient Care
Lower your cost of care while improving the quality of patient care with at-home health screenings.
What's your biggest challenge when it comes to managing costs?
If you said engaging patients, you’re not alone.
Many ACOs and MCOs also listed patient engagement as one of their top challenges. They, too, struggle with getting patients to play an active role in managing their health with activities like taking preventative care measures.
And as you know, preventative care measures like screening for common health conditions (i.e., heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic diseases) are one of the best ways to reduce costs.
Because it pays dividends to both you and the patient.
For patients, it can lead to early detection, which is a critical factor in effectively managing these conditions– often leading to better health outcomes and a higher quality of life.
For you, preventive care and early intervention often lead to more cost-effective care in the long run.
Treating chronic conditions in their advanced stages can be EXPENSIVE and resource-intensive.
If you can catch these conditions early through regular screenings, providers can manage them more effectively with less invasive treatments, which tend to be less costly.
Let’s take diabetes, for example.
37.3 million Americans—about 1 in 10—have diabetes.
About 1 in 5 with diabetes don’t know they have it.
96 million American adults—more than 1 in 3—have pre-diabetes.
More than 8 in 10 don’t know they have it.
Screening for HbA1c enhances identifying those at risk for prediabetes, enabling you to identify those at risk of becoming high-cost claimants and intervene.
The average annual healthcare cost for an individual with diabetes is about $16,752, roughly $9,601 of that amount attributed directly to diabetes.
In comparison, the average healthcare cost for an individual without diabetes is about $5,810.
Why Don't Patients Get Screened?
Screenings also align with your commitment to support proactive and patient-centered care. Regular screenings for common health conditions are a win-win for you and your patients.
Yet, despite this knowledge, many patients don’t participate.
For some patients, it’s the “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it” mentality. They don’t have health issues or symptoms, so they don’t seek medical care or take preventive measures.
Another BIG reason patients don’t get screened: it’s inconvenient.
Busy schedules and demanding lifestyles can make it difficult for people to prioritize regular check-ups, screenings, and other preventive care activities.
A few other factors include:
- Lack of awareness
- Financial barriers
- Belief in invincibility
- Proximity to health facilities
Increase Access to Preventative Care With At-Home Health Screenings
Home Test Box offers lab-based health and wellness tests patients can take from the comfort and privacy of their homes.
Health and Wellness Self-Testing Kit
Our self-testing kit contains everything needed to take one of our lab-based tests. Patients select their test upon kit registration, putting them in full control of their health. With over 10 tests to choose from, they can screen based on their individual risk factors and goals.
- Diabetes Screening
- Kidney Disease Screening
- Heart Disease Screening
- FIT Test (colorectal cancer)
- And more!
At-Home Screenings Increase Patient Participation Rates
At-home testing can increase access to care for patients who face barriers to visiting a healthcare provider, such as those who live in remote areas, have mobility issues, or have busy schedules.
As mentioned, inconvenience is a major reason why patients don’t get screened.
At-home testing eliminates the need for time-consuming visits to their doctor or lab. Because the tests are taken from home, patients can fit them into their schedules without disrupting their work or personal life.
Other patient benefits include:
- Privacy: Patients can take their tests where they feel comfortable without worrying about potential exposure to other individuals in a lab or clinic.
- Ease of use: At-home tests are designed to be easy to use, reducing the stress and anxiety associated with traditional lab testing procedures.
- Actionable results: Our test results portal and action cards recommend the next steps to close the loop for patients.
What does this mean for you?
Now Featuring EZ Draw
Collecting a blood sample has never been this easy or painless
EZ Draw is a high-volume liquid blood collection device that lets patients collect clinical-grade samples.
Contact us to learn more about this revolutionary device.
How it Works
20+ tests in one box
Patients select their desired test when registering their kit.
2. Sample Collection
They will follow the instructions to collect their sample and mail it to one of our CLIA-certified lab partners.
3. Results & Recommendations
Patients will be notified in 3-5 days when their results are ready to access.
General Wellness Tests
Sleep + Stress
Nutritional Health Tests
Men’s Health Tests
Women’s Health Tests
Sexual Health Panels
Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Available
RPM is an integral tool in medical practices that monitors patients in a remote setting with medical devices such as:
- Blood glucose meters,
- Blood pressure monitors
Many chronic care patients can benefit when their data can be collected daily and provided to healthcare providers. RPM is also proven to reduce hospital readmission by providing patients with health trends.
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CDC. (2023, April 4). The Facts, Stats, and Impacts of Diabetes. Retrieved April 7, 2023, from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website: https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/library/spotlights/diabetes-facts-stats.html
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The Cost of Diabetes | ADA. (2018). Retrieved April 7, 2023, from Diabetes.org website: https://diabetes.org/about-us/statistics/cost-diabetes