Hansen and other trustees at Local 49 dug deeper and learned of outside studies and data showing that medical errors and unnecessary tests boost health care costs substantially. Studies show that one-third of health care dollars are wasted on too much care, too little care and inappropriate care. They needed to get at the waste.

Addressing that problem was daunting. But then a small company that has tried to make a name for itself as a health care cost-cutter asked to take on a case study, a pilot case.
Bending the Health Care Cost Curve