HealthPartners is partnering with Kare 11 TV to raise awareness around men’s health. The campaign, Real Men Wear Gowns, encourages men to take part in preventive medical exams and build a relationship with a primary care doctor.
Health insurers are successfully managing the supply of opioid prescriptions. HealthPartners limits the quantity of pills covered and promotes alternative treatments, including physical therapy for patients with back pain. The health plan has seen a 45 percent decrease in members with chronic high-dose opioid prescriptions.
The American Pharmacists Association Foundation recognized HealthPartners for its Medication Therapy Management Program, which helps members learn to manage their medications. The award highlighted HealthPartners’ triple aim, which promotes patient experience, health outcomes and affordability.
Researchers at HealthPartners/Park Nicollet Frauenshuh Cancer Center won the 2017 Eureka! Innovation award for conducting an 18-month quality improvement project on personalized pain management plans. The program reduces opioid use and greatly reduces out-of-pocket prescription costs through the use of lower-cost medications.
HealthPartners Vice President of Pharmacy and Business Development, Scott Schnuckle, has authored an article on strategies and tools for consumers to reduce drug costs. The piece discusses online and mobile apps, one-on-one medication support and fair drug pricing policies.