Archive for January, 2020

Schuessler Takes Aim At Rural Health Care

Saturday, January 18th, 2020

The creator of The Schuessler Stick™, Carl Schuessler explains his success in building a rural community health care plan while freezing his ass off in a Georgia deer blind. Listen to Carl starting at 8:00 – 20:30.

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Texas School Districts Want More Choice in Health Care

Friday, January 17th, 2020

Texas school districts enrolled in TRS ActiveCare have not had competitive options available to them until now. No matter how large a risk pool is, economies of scale doesn’t matter when risk management systemically fails to adopt proven strategies in a dynamic and changing market.

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Reverse Engineering A Health Plan

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

We have budgeted $2 million for our employee health insurance plan. Build me a plan  for my 350 employees that doesn’t cost a penny more than that!” was the directive from the CEO, a Type A personality who doesn’t take “no” for an answer and expects results even if impossible. So we did……………..

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CIGNA Says “Sorry, It Ain’t Yours!

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

“It is a common misconception that clients are entitled to receive any data, at any time, simply by virtue of being self-insured and having elected to receive Protected Health Information (PHI). This is not the case…….”

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High Deductibles Are Silly – Rural Hospitals & Patients Suffer The Most

Monday, January 13th, 2020

High deductibles are road blocks to needed health care and do nothing to impact health care costs. Smart employers are discovering they can improve benefits and lower costs at the same time. The following article referred by Dan Meylan describes the problem we all face to these man made barriers to health care……………..

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Houston Doctor Joins DPC Revolution

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

Dr. Rebecca is passionate about providing holistic primary care to families. She understands that healthcare is expensive, which is why she is starting her practice with an innovative new model called “Direct Primary Care.”

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$40,000,000,000 Fraud – Reporting Non-Existent Diagnosis

Friday, January 10th, 2020

Inspectors found that Medicare Advantage insurers had added diagnoses for diabetes, heart disease and other conditions in 99.3% of chart reviews of patient information…………….

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Best Practices In RBP Negotiation

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Click on the link below and learn how Bartlett successfully moved the State of Montana state health plan over to Reference Based Pricing……………..It’s all about Rational Analytics and ARM TWISTING…..

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Cigna Group Insurance Acquired By New York Life

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

From: Bill Smith, President, Cigna Group Insurance [mailto:businesscommunications@cigna.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 12:03 PM
To:
Subject: Important news from Bill Smith, President, Cigna Group Insurance

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David John Rendall

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

David John Rendall
March 19, 1937 – January 1, 2020

David used his marketing skills and passion for deal making to start several healthcare related businesses that have evolved into a large enterprise, which currently has operations in 4 continents and clients in over 80 countries.

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Congress Delivers Christmas To Health Care Industry

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Congress showers health care industry with multibillion-dollar victory after wagging finger at it for much of 2019

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Large Claims Present Large Problems

Monday, January 6th, 2020

“The emergence of biologics and gene specific medications will serve to drive these increases further as we move forward, as evidenced by Zolgensma (treats Spinal Muscular Atrophy) at an estimated $2.1 million and Luxturna (gene therapy for a retinal disease) at an estimated $850,000.”

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 HUB International Names Stephen Cali Benefits Consultant

Monday, January 6th, 2020

Posted by: MBJ Newswires in InsuranceNewsmakers 01/06/2020

Stephen Cali is joining HUB International’s Employee Benefits division, accepting the role of Sr. Vice President / Sr. Benefits Consultant.

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Non-Profit Hospitals Are Making a Killing

Monday, January 6th, 2020

“The problem is moral hazard in an administrative state………..people alter behavior when they don’t have to pay for something………”

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RBP Business Plan – 5 August 2005

Saturday, January 4th, 2020

Market Evolution of Reference Based Pricing Plans

Timing is everything when it comes to new and innovative ideas in health care delivery as the market must be ready and receptive. In 2005 it wasn’t……………..But two years later it slowly took hold in Texas…………And we were ready.

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Another Great Article By Mark Flores

Friday, January 3rd, 2020

Cigna Sued for RICO Violations, “Brazen Embezzlement and Conversion Scheme” -Health Plan Litigation Tsunami: Part 2

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The New Age of Primary Care

Friday, January 3rd, 2020

Primary care has revived as it is viewed as a less expensive way to lower downstream health care spending. 

“Although maybe only 5% of health care cost is incurred in the primary [care] environment, a good or bad decision determines what the next 95% looks like”

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ERISA Class-Action Litigation over Fees in Health and Welfare Plans

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

“Health-plan participants could conceivably choose to challenge health-plan fees with general fiduciary-breach claims. In fact, it is reasonable to expect that such claims will be made against other health-plan sponsors, given that plaintiffs’ firms have begun to solicit potential class representatives and request health-plan fee information from employers.”

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Risk Tolerance & Reference Based Pricing Strategies

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

The problem I see with most health insurance consultants is almost all pre-determine a client’s tolerance for risk before determining where the risk tolerance actually lies.

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HealthShare Works

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

For over 30 years I have helped individuals and corporations obtain the best  ways of paying for medical care. 

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Pocahontas Endorses Reference Based Pricing For All

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Doctors would be paid at the Medicare level while hospitals would be reimbursed at 110% of Medicare’s rate………..

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An Unhealthy Addiction

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

Whenever I give a talk about healthcare, I ask the audience, “What is the worst addiction problem we have in the United States?”

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Reversing the Health Care Cost Spiral

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

Health care is a business like any other, and it can follow good business principles. Like other industries it can benefit from bottom-up innovation by entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, rather than rely solely on top-down reforms coming out of Washington, DC. That’s what this book is about.  

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Personal Care Act

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

If this passes it will have a profound effect on the future of employer sponsored health plans………no longer held hostage to jobs they hate but need for health care benefits, plan members will be able to control their own health care benefit decisions………..

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