Archive for January 6th, 2015

Phia Group Announces Implant Cost Pro Service

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

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“Implant Cost Pro” Case Study:  A self-funded benefit plan, which had historically secured a 10% discount with an ambulatory surgical center for services involving implants, advanced a $91,000 implant claim to The Phia Group.  Utilizing the Implant Cost Pro service, leveraging cost data and innovative arguments, The Phia Group ultimately secured a negotiated payment of only $22,000; a net 76% or $69,000 in savings.

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Reference Based Pricing, Individual Responsibility & Willing Providers

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

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By Bill Rusteberg

Reference Based Pricing with limited balance billing advocacy and legal defense services is the “grown-up” way of offering employer sponsored health insurance.

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For Physicians; The Cheese Has Moved

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

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At last month’s American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates  Interim meeting in Dallas, attendees approved a resolution to study the  impact of physician unionization based on the growing concern about  physician employment arrangements by hospitals and health insurers.

While it’s not likely physician unions will sweep the country, it’s certain physicians aren’t happy. Their reasons are understandable:

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