Crescent Health Management Services


Why Choose the Crescent Health Management Program?

  • Improve the overall health of your workforce
  • Motivate employees to pursue and maintain healthy lifestyles
  • Foster a culture of wellness in your business
  • Reduce your cost of providing benefits


Precertification, Disease Management, Large Case Management and Beyond


Facing facts

If you’re an employer with a self-funded health insurance plan, it’s no secret that healthy and productive employees are critical to your bottom line. Faced with rising health care costs and other challenges such as absenteeism, and low productivity, many employers are turning to Crescent’s Health Management Program to help them provide proactive, high quality care at a manageable cost.


Optimal health, lower cost

Crescent combines the services of a health management team to ensure that medically necessary care is delivered in a cost effective manner. Your employees get the services they need… and nothing they don’t. This translates into better health for them and cost savings for you. Our program weaves data analysis, prevention, early intervention, appropriate treatment and ongoing incentives for maintaining wellness into a comprehensive health plan that gives your employees control over their health and you control over your costs.


Program overview

Comprehensive Health Management starts with the integration and analysis of all the current and historical data available from medical claims, prescription pharmaceutical usage, and health risk assessments. Crescent has access to powerful, analytical and predictive modeling software that allows our Medical Director, Dr. W. Virgil Thrash, and the nurse case managers to identify opportunities for the employer's entire population.

The Crescent Health Management Program also incorporates a collaborative effort involving the employer, employee, physicians, and hospitals to identify opportunities for disease prevention and early intervention through educational and wellness programs. Crescent weaves data analysis, prevention, early intervention, appropriate treatment and ongoing incentives for maintaining wellness into a comprehensive Health Management Program that gives employers control over their costs and employees more opportunities for improved health and care for themselves and their families. 
Disease Management, Demand Management, and Large Case Management allow for identification of opportunities for immediate savings. Disease Management (DM) and Large Case Management (LCM) are designed to reduce and control costs after the employee is in the care of a physician. While DM and LCM are common services, Demand Management is more complex than just precertification of procedures, surgeries, and pharmaceuticals defined in your health plan. Crescent's Population Management attempts to identify at-risk individuals before they exhibit advanced symptoms that require extensive physician care or even hospital admission. Crescent's ongoing review of cases also identifies opportunities to help employees navigate the health delivery system and receive the most effective and efficient care available.


Crescent Health Solutions Health Management Program administration:

  • W. Virgil Thrash, MD, Chief Medical Officer
  • Shana Duncan, RN, Director of Health Management
  • Our team of registered nurse case managers