Diabetic Foot Ulcers Cost Humana $400 Million Annually

Referring to data compiled from 2015 to 2016, Humana CEO Bruce Broussard noted that diabetes-related foot ulcers (DFUs) cost the insurance company approximately $400 million per year. The figure was included in a story about Humana Medicare Advantage member, known as “Jimmie”, whose own diabetic foot complications were identified through predictive analytics, thus making early intervention possible. Broussard was also quite correct in observing that data analytics cannot succeed completely with out human interaction. This is precisely why MR3 Health blends its predictive technology into a proactive monitoring service that reaches out to stakeholders in the patient’s care. Only early intervention can prevent the often severe complications of DFUs, including amputations which can affect patient mortality. Click here to read the full story