The last 50 years have been amazing in regard to technological advances in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. Unfortunately, these technological advances have done little to curb the rate of cost increases and the rising level of disability associated with musculoskeletal problems. The Executive Team at Health Connections Enterprises believes that there are several fundamental flaws in the current way the musculoskeletal system is viewed and treated within the U.S. Healthcare System. You can get a better understanding of HCE’s clinical approach by requesting a copy of our summary document by the same title or attending any of our continuing education courses.
Health Connections Enterprises focuses on the musculoskeletal system! The musculoskeletal system accounts for over eighty percent of the costs within the workman’s compensation system, and is typically seen as one of the top three diagnostic categories within the general health system of U.S. employers. In addition, pain or other problems manifesting in the musculoskeletal system can often act as an early warning sign for more serious, more costly or even life threatening medical diseases. Early suspicion of these underlying medical conditions, by ruling out true musculoskeletal pain or problems, can not only lead to cost savings, but may prevent unnecessary suffering or even the unnecessary loss of life. The overwhelming portion of all healthcare related costs is borne by employers.
Furthermore, positive intervention strategies for musculoskeletal problems, such as appropriate exercise, proper nutrition, proper hydration and healthy weight management, are extremely effective at reducing risk, cost and disability across all body systems. Properly trained rehabilitation specialists are the best healthcare providers to address these issues. HCE advocates that rehabilitation providers should develop strong relationships with employers in their markets.
Health Connections Enterprises facilitates a strategic partnership between highly proficient healthcare providers and forward thinking employers, and is dedicated to the reduction of musculoskeletal costs associated with workman’s compensation and general health insurance. HCE’s focus is on prevention and conservative management of any musculoskeletal claims that do occur. In addition to cost reduction, Health Connections Enterprises has been successful in improving productivity, reducing absenteeism and reducing employee turnover. We’ve achieved success for our employer clients through our unique clinical focus and our refreshing new approach to an age-old problem, musculoskeletal claims!
We are constantly striving to find like-minded healthcare providers to help us carry out our vision and mission. We offer advanced provider-focused services designed to help our healthcare partners meet the needs of our employer clients and other employers in their local markets. I encourage you to take a closer look at our services (Continuing Education Opportunities, Business Development Opportunities, Operational Consulting Opportunities, HCE Products and Tools, Approved Providers / Centers of Excellence) and then contact HCE to find out how we might help you.