More States To Offer Work Comp “Opt-Out”?

November 25th, 2014

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A national coalition has formed to take the benefits achieved in Texas and anticipated in Oklahoma and spread them to other states.

As we are all too familiar, the handling of workers’ compensation is dictated by statutes in all states. Only Texas and Oklahoma offer the freedom to “opt out” of the statute, and their approaches are quite different.

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J Patrick Rooney (1927 – 2008)

November 24th, 2014

rooneyWhile Rooney acknowledges that hospitals may need to charge more than Medicare will pay, he contends that authoritative research shows that Medicare plus 25 percent is the reasonable amount for hospitals to charge…

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AMPS CEO Mike Dendy Awarded 2014 Professional Achievement Award by Georgia State University Institute of Health Administration

November 22nd, 2014

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ATLANTA, Nov 13, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Advanced Medical Pricing Solutions (“AMPS”), a healthcare cost management company serving the self-funded (ERISA) payer community, today announced that its CEO and president Mike Dendy received the 2014 Professional Achievement Award from the Georgia State University Institute of Health Administration (IHA).

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Happy Thanksgiving From The Obama Administration

November 22nd, 2014

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“In keeping with their grand tradition of issuing major regulations late on a Friday afternoon and right before a national holiday with comments due smack in the middle of both Advent and Hanukkah…………”

The rule also proposes requiring that all marketplaces, QHP issuers and web-based health insurance brokers provide telephonic interpreter services in at least 150 languages in addition to the existing requirement of providing language services…”

Editor’s Note: www.150languages.com is going to thrive under ObamaCare

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Health Care A $30 Billion Industry in San Antonio

November 21st, 2014

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The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

“More than one in six San Antonio workers are employed by the industry.”

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Corpus Christi ISD Seeks Insurance Consultant

November 20th, 2014

bluelight130x130Corpus Christi Independent School District is seeking a qualified insurance consultant through a public Request for Proposal process :

http://echalkweb.ccisd.us/www/CorpusChristi/site/hosting/Purchasing%20and%20Distribution/Bids/FY15-Q-0008%20Health%20Insurance%20Consultant%20Services.pdf

Wortham Insurance & Risk Management San Antonio, TX  was awarded  the CCISD insurance consulting contract several years ago at $85,000 per year.

Men’s Health Month – Award Winning Video

November 20th, 2014
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Giving Testicular Exams in Public for Charity – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXvr8R9Isfk
A preventive benefit covered under ObamaCare? No deductible, no co-pay, no out-of-pocket…….

November 19th, 2014

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Explore the advantages of a Self-Funded Health Plan! By bringing together cutting edge cost containment strategies, excellent service and outstanding resources, IPMG’s EBS division can help you make a difference for your plan.

http://www.ipmg.com/overview-of-services/employee-benefits-services.aspx

The Phia Group – Reference Based Pricing Webinar

November 19th, 2014

“Assessing the steps we need to take to continue down the path of Reference Based Pricing………..”

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A Brief History of Managed Care

November 19th, 2014

okfarmer  The origins of managed care can be traced back to at least 1929, when Michael Shadid, a physician in Elk City, Oklahoma, established a health cooperative for farmers in a small community without medical specialists or a nearby general hospital.

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