There’s a long list of causes perpetuating the prevalence of inappropriate care, including fee-for-service payment models, defensive medical practices, cultural practices and even consumer marketing. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Unnecessary health care services represents 27.5 percent of the exorbitant costs of health care—$750 billion is spent annually on unnecessary or inefficient care. For employers looking to bring their health care spending into check, bringing these numbers down is a good place to start.

A recent webinar presented by Catalyst for Payment Reform tackled the issue of inappropriate care and strategies major employers are successfully using to combat the issue–and save money.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is the current deputy editor for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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