It’s been two decades since federal health officials warned that the U.S. was experiencing a growing obesity epidemic that was going to put the health of millions of lives at stake. And the situation has only continued to grow, where one out of every three adults is obese.1 Obesity and excess weight are linked to poorer mental health outcomes, a reduced quality of life, and are associated with other comorbid conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and even some forms of cancer.2
Anti-obesity therapies historically have not been covered by plans because weight loss was not considered a medical condition. Obesity is recognized by the World Health Organization as a chronic, progressive disease, and plans need to take action.
The Weight Management Care Value program will help you prevent greater downstream medical spend when your plan makes anti-obesity medication available to the right patients, in combination with the right support tools along the way.
Plans can save in medical costs by preventing costly and complex comorbidities, by up to $3,500 per patient.3
For more information on how Weight Management Care Value works, download the Executive Brief.
SafeGuardRx combines multiple effective cost-containment strategies into a single platform, and enrolled plans experience lower overall trend than nonenrolled plans.1
Clients enrolled in SafeGuardRx see better patient medication adherence, higher therapy completion rates and greater compliance with clinical guidelines.1
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At the heart of SafeGuardRx is our unwavering belief that within the most complex and expensive health care issues exists the greatest opportunity for improvement. We are working with participating plans to harness that opportunity through this platform. We take on the risk of managing clinical and financial challenges – and hold the entire health care marketplace accountable – in a way that others don’t, won’t or can’t. The result? Simpler and more affordable health care.
To learn more about how SafeGuardRx can help you deliver better care and better value,
contact your Express Scripts account team or email us now.