Health Payer Intelligence June 8, 2023
By Kelsey Waddill

The five common chronic diseases include heart disease, respiratory conditions, musculoskeletal conditions, and more.

Group health insurance plan members with high healthcare spending often have one or more of the same five chronic diseases, according to a fast facts sheet from the EBRI Center for Research on Health Benefits Innovation (EBRI CRHBI).

The study covered healthcare claims from 8.6 million group insurance health plan members using 2021 data from the Merative MarketScan Commercial Database. Members were 65 years of age or younger and the health plans covered a variety of types.

Five conditions were very common among the group health insurance plan members with the highest healthcare spending: heart disease, respiratory conditions, musculoskeletal conditions, nervous system conditions, and skin disorders....

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