A Solutions Conference for Employers and Health Plans
What is the impact of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA):
- OSA afflicts at least 20 million Americans...more than asthma or diabetes, and yet more than 75% remain undiagnosed.
- Estimates of the annual economic cost of moderate to severe OSA in the United States are $65 - $165 Billion, which is greater than asthma, heart failure, stroke and hypertensive disease ($20B-$80B)
- People with OSA tend to have high blood pressure, heart problems, stroke, depression and sexual dysfunction, annual health care costs TWO TIMES Greater than those without OSA.
- Accident and health risks return to NORMAL when individuals are diagnosed and treated for OSA.
The American Sleep Apnea Association's 2012 solutions conference will provide action-oriented information to executives and healthcare professionals responsible for decisionmaking on sleep apnea programs for their employees and enrollees.
Presentations by sleep medicine thought leaders will give data-driven examples to address:
- Impact of sleep apnea on health
- Financial impact and risk implications of sleep apnea in the workplace
- Business case for investing in a sleep apnea program
- Evidence-based best practices in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and compliance
- Case studies in implementing sleep apnea programs in the workplace
- Driving OSA programs success to achieve postive health and financial outcomes
Who should attend?
- C suite level executives - CEO, CFO, COO
- Executives with decision-making responsibility for health and wellness
- Insurance benefit design planners
- Benefit utilization company executives
- Medical directors for health insurers
- Disease management/care coordination program administrators
- Medicare, Medicaid, Health Insurance Exchange administrators
- Learn new cost-effective approaches to sleep apnea diagnosis, treatment and compliance
- Receive a take-home resource toolkit with contact information, reports, articles and materials to help company management address sleep apnea in the workplace and to develop a results-focused program
- Interact with experts to get your questions answered