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Reduce Medical Costs with Aetna Dental / Medical Integration
Jun 02, 2009
Did you know that up to 20 percent of your employees are likely to be automatically identified by Aetna's Dental/Medical Integration (DMI) program as having an “at-risk” medical condition?1
DMI is standard for plan sponsors with both Aetna medical and dental plans. Using both medical and dental claims data, Aetna automatically identifies at-risk members who are pregnant or have diabetes, heart disease and/or cerebrovascular disease who have not recently visited the dentist. By combining outreach, education and enhanced benefits, Aetna encourages them to seek dental care and improve their overall health to help reduce medical costs.
Now that Aetna's DMI program is a standard business practice of seamless integration, they are pleased to share their member engagement successes!
- Aetna's DMI program proves that 38 percent of medically at-risk members who were not getting care did seek dental care since Aetna began offering this program as a standard in 20082
- 17 percent of these at-risk members saw a dentist in 90 days after receiving Aetna's DMI outreach mailer
Unlike Aetna's competitors, their DMI program proves that the people who may need dental care the most are seeking it!
- Approximately 40 percent visit their dentist for “scaling and root planing" 3 (the most common treatment to help control gum disease)
- Approximately 30 percent have ongoing “periodontal maintenance" 3
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- At-risk is defined as having heart disease, diabetes or pregnancy. Data is based on 2008 book of business data. Retiree groups could have as many as 35 percent “at-risk.”
- Based on 2008 DMI dental PPO activity.
- At-risk is defined as having heart disease, diabetes or pregnancy. Data is based on 2008 book of business data.