Tuesday, September 10, 2019
10:35 am – 11:35 am
1 out of 2 of your employees likely has a musculoskeletal (MSK) condition such as chronic back or joint pain, which is why MSK claims are consistently a top medical spend driver for employers and health plans. Researchers have uncovered a phenomenon called the “depression-pain dyad” where chronic pain increases the risk for depression and depression increases the perceived severity of pain; both conditions need to be addressed together for better long-term outcomes. Learn how PwC chose and implemented a comprehensive digital musculoskeletal care solution that reduced MSK pain better than opioids, cut depression and anxiety rates in half and addressed high medical spend by avoiding 2 out of 3 surgeries.