Archive for September 21st, 2013

Employer Sponsored Health Clinic? Why Not? You Are Paying For It Anyway

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

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Many large self funded employers have, in the past,  considered establishing their own Employer Sponsored Health Clinic (ESHC) but have determined it did not fit their business model for a number of reasons.  However, with the advent of Obamacare and the pressures being applied to the health care delivery system, it might be time to revisit and reconsider.

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Guess Who’s Coming For Dinner?

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

dinnerBy William Rusteberg

Today we find ourselves in a dynamic and somewhat unpredictable market, particularly the political dimensions as government interference in health care continues to evolve. However, we do know, to a large degree, how we will be affected and what we must do to survive in each of our individual and unique places in health care.

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RiskManagers.us Participates In Health Care Symposium At Physician Hospital Association Meeting In New Orleans

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

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RiskManagers.us was a co-guest speaker  and panelist at the Physician Hospital Association meeting in New Orleans on September 19. The topic of the discussion was “How to Contract Directly With The Self-Funded Community and Win Every Time.” William Rusteberg and Harvey Billig, M.D., conducted the session which included a brief 20 minute overview followed by a question and answer session with the attendees.

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Mapping Local Health Care Prices – A Crowdsourcing Consortium

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

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We are a group of public radio stations, collaborative news ventures and nonprofits partnering with each other and with our communities to create reported and crowdsourced regional databases of health-care prices.

The project will not only generate unprecedented transparency to help health-care consumers make smart decisions and journalists do brilliant stories, it will also create novel digital pathways so consumers can contribute their knowledge and experiences. Further, the regional databases have value on a national scale for comparison and in-depth analysis.

https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/healthdata/entries/mapping-local-health-care-costs-a-crowdsourcing-consortium

“Obamacare has taken the moral imperative away for employers to continue offering coverage……..”

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

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“What the ACA has done is put all 300 million-plus Americans in the mode of thinking about health care,” said Jim Winkler, a chief innovation officer at Aon Plc. (AON) The London-based company runs the private exchange that will serve Walgreen’s employees……You’ve got CEOs reading articles and going to conferences, and that leads to a lot of discussions with Finance and HR about, ‘What are you going to do to solve our health-care cost problem?’”

“The companies realized they cannot continue to be a social insurance system for the American people,” he said by e-mail. Businesses, he said, have been “woken up by the ACA.”

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