Archive for July 18th, 2016

The Next Innovation In Controlling Healthcare Costs

Monday, July 18th, 2016

catchingup

Many Texas employers have been using reference based pricing strategies since 2007. These early adopters have enjoyed great success in containing medical costs. All have succeeded in beating medical trend, maintaining static costs while improving benefits.  

Markets sometimes take time to adapt, as the status quo is always in the best interests of vested interests, including insurance brokers, carriers, TPA’s, hospitals and managed care organizations. Now we are seeing reference based pricing strategies gaining rapid market growth. For example the state of Montana adopted a reference based pricing for the state’s employees just this month. – Bill Rusteberg

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Covered Entities Now Must Have Accessible Websites

Monday, July 18th, 2016

raycharles

There has been a proliferation of ADA lawsuits alleging that websites are not accessible to the blind or deaf. …….Target pays $6 million punishment fine to government…………..

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UHG Responds To Belk?

Monday, July 18th, 2016

belk

I wanted to update everyone on what I thought was a rather curious comment I found posted on the blog I wrote two weeks ago about United Health Group. You might remember that, in the blog, I questioned whether United Health had really lost money on the ACA exchanges last year. See – Belk Digs Into UHC Finances – Questions Motive To Leave ACA Exchanges

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Politician Attorney Fights Insurance Companies

Monday, July 18th, 2016

hinojosa

Politician-Attorney Fighting For Plaintiff’s Lawyers

It’s all about protecting one’s profession and not at all about protecting consumers. It’s all about government taking care of people who are too stupid to take care of themselves. It’s all about government interference in a free market economy where sellers and buyers choose who to do business with. 

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