At Cypress, we’re constantly watching the numbers in health care and studying the trends. But it goes much further than analyzing what’s happening in the moment. We’re focused on taking action … finding solutions to the challenges often associated with rising costs that confront our employer-clients every day.
Consider imaging or radiology tests. In the last several years, the advances in diagnostic testing for things like MRIs, CT scans and PET scans have been incredible. The new technologies are allowing medical professionals to see things in greater detail, and in some cases, they’ve resulted in less invasive procedures. Plus, these images can often mean earlier diagnoses and treatment plans. They’ve even made it possible to reduce some of the need for exploratory surgery.
With this technology, though, testing often comes at a higher price. This scenario provides a great example of the type of thing Cypress is continually exploring: “How do we ensure employees can get these first-rate tests at an affordable rate?” In this particular case, that’s where a value-added service like One Call Care Management comes in. It qualifies providers and imaging centers based on certain requirements/credentials, identifies locations convenient to the employee and even helps them schedule the appropriate tests.
Since partnering, the Cypress clients who have opted to use One Call Care have saved an average of 60% off of billed charges, and there have even been some instances of 80% savings. To Cypress, we see it as a win-win. Our clients working with One Call Care are able to ensure their employees receive the most cutting-edge tests from first-rate providers and the most cost-effective prices. It’s an example of how we’re working to address the health care cost vs. quality issue – and finding ways to ensure that you don’t have to sacrifice either.