There’s always more than one point of view. When combined they can give a clearer perspective.
So when Aetna saw a way to save employers money and build a healthier workforce simply by integrating vision and medical plans we shifted focus and introduced Aetna’s Vision Medical Integration Program which leverages our vision and medical claims data to keep members healthy and productive and keep your overall costs down.
Because signs of diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol among other things can be seen in your eyes and may affect vision. Since people are four times more likely to get an eye exam than a physical, a routine vision check can help detect these conditions earlier.
When members have both our vision and medical coverage we can see their health from all angles and proactively reach out to those who could benefit from increased care.
Take Kate for example. She’s at her routine eye exam when her eye doctor notices bends and kinks in the vessels around her retina. It’s a sign of high blood pressure. When Aetna receives the at risk code we automatically contact her primary care doctor to follow up. Because left undetected and untreated, the more dangerous the outcome.
It’s true for Tony too. At a recent checkup he learned he has early signs of diabetes so we automatically check his vision claims history. Since he hasn’t seen the eye doctor in a while we sent him a reminder to book an eye exam. Because diabetes can lead to impaired vision making him less productive at work. It’s also the leading cause of blindness for adults aged twenty to seventy-four.
So taking care of your eyes is the first step in seeing a healthier future. Only an integrated carrier like Aetna can get this kind of insight from vision and medical claims data.
At Aetna we view health from multiple perspectives. With our Vision Medical Integration Program you can too. To build a healthier, happier workforce and bring whole health into focus all you have to do is see for yourself.