J. Tod Fetherling
CEO / Data Geek
Using the same basis, we hypothesized that 20% of the patients consume 80% of healthcare's spend. As luck (or more appropriately science) would have it, we were not far off. Using more than 3.5 billion claims from 2015 and 2016, we found that 17.8% of the patients consume 80% of the spend.
In healthcare, like land ownership in Italy, a large portion of our expenditures as an industry is being consumed by a small percentage of users. Most of this phenomenon in healthcare is driven by multiple chronic diseases that affect a disproportionately growing number of Americans.
Today, we understand how utilization translates into different care options for patients. What if we could lower healthcare costs by 20% by just getting the right patients to the right providers?