A general contractor in Wisconsin
Chronic disease required in-person treatment, added laser to stop loss coverage
New provider engaged to treat member at home
Enhanced member experience, reduced cost of treatment, and laser removed
A general contractor in Wisconsin had an employee diagnosed with chronic Crohn’s disease. Also known as an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease causes inflammation of the digestive track, which leads to severe side effects and requires regular treatments.
The employee was receiving an Entyvio injection every eight weeks to help reduce the inflammation caused by IBD. The Entyvio injection was administered at a local ambulatory surgery center (ASC) convenient to the employee’s home, but still required travel and cost $14k per injection. Because the cost of the Entyvio injection was so high, the reinsurance carrier added a laser—increasing the specific stop loss premium for that member.
BPA looked into alternatives for the employee’s care. Specialty pharmacies and home infusion were the target, as they could reduce cost for the employer while simultaneously allowing the member a better treatment experience by delivering care at home. BPA also worked with the reinsurance carrier on a plan to have the laser removed.
The Entyvio injection was complicated due to the rules of the laser, so the employer and employee worked together to move the treatment to a gastrointestinal (GI) specialist at a reduced cost. Once the laser was removed, a specialty pharmacy took over administering the injection at the employee’s home, recognizing a 57% savings per injection.
BPA is a third party administrator of self-insured healthcare plans and part of the Point C network. BPA has local expertise and knowledge of specific regions and industries to best serve the needs of small to medium sized employers.
BPA has decades of experience curating custom healthcare plans that simultaneously reduce healthcare spend for employers and help employees get the quality care they need.