Increased Health Care Cost Expected in 2011

Employers return to pre-managed care “indemnity style” cost sharing by , replacing flat-dollar co-pays with percentage-based co-insurance, raising out-of-pocket max limits and adding high-deductible plans.
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Phoenix - Arizona - US

Nov. 13, 2012 - PRLog -- U.S. employers are expecting medical costs to increase by 9 percent in 2012, These figures are based on the projected increase in costs of medical services.  

There is a dramatic effort in palce to find ways to reduce the costs and lower the rate of increase.   One way to reduce costs is by using generic medications. Costs decreaing is benefiting from the acceptance and growing use of generic drugs. Prescription drugs that account for $26 billion in annual spending are expected to go off patent in  the year 2011.  Inculuded in this time period is the world’s best-selling drug, Lipitor. Generics, which currently account for as much as 80 percent of prescriptions in many plans, continue to reduce market share of brand-name drugs, influencing  and reducing medical costs.

To go with the switch to geniric medication a effort to educate the user on proper medication management is under way.  It is estimated by the World Health Organization that up to 90% of people forget to take their medication properly.  Technology has been designed to aid the user to reduce this number.  Electronic Programmable Pill Box like the MED-Q Pill BOX reminbd the user with a series of alarms.  Caregivers have taken on the dailiy and sometime many times a day, to call the user and remind them verbally to take their medication.  Some more electronic savy users have loaded medication reminder apps on their phones.

Regardless of if the medication is genieric or name brand, the pills simply will not achieve teir maximum benifits if they are not taken as needed, when needed.  If you have any questions about Medication Non-Complince vist or send them to

Troy Holbrook


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