Update on Blue Choice Data Analytics


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I had the pleasure of attending the Blue Choice educational program this past week and got some very interesting statistics from this session.

Average Costs

Emergency room $2100, $2500 if followed by an admission

Urgent Care Center $189

Outpatient Surgery $1735

Physicians Visit $140

Prescription Drugs

85% of all drugs sold are generic

97% of members choose Generic when they have the choice

Prescription Cost Increases

While the GDP is expected to rise 4.5% over the next 10 years, health care costs are expected to increase 5.8%, and Rx costs 6.7%.

Average Blue Choice Discounts

Inpatient Stay  45%

Physician 52%

Radiology $49%

Laboratory  65%

Mental Health  51%