Archive for June 13th, 2017

The Evolution of Reference Based Pricing Plans

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

The number of employers implementing RBR plans is increasing, especially in markets where providers have shown a willingness to accept “reasonable” reimbursement……………..

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Lucent Health Solutions Inc., Acquires Cypress Benefit Administrators

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Nashville, Tennessee, June 7, 2017- Lucent Health (@LucentHealth), the leading Healthcare Risk Management, Administration and Advisory Services company, announced today that it has acquired Appleton, Wisconsin-based  Cypress Benefit Administrators.

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Crack Healthcare Costs with Cash

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Mike Dendy wrote about the OPEC of Healthcare, a brilliant analogy that illustrates the intended and unintended consequences of 50+ years of unbridled growth in third party administration. It’s also a great reminder of how everything, even OPEC, can change…

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How To Evaluate A PBM Offer

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Mildred Honeycomb, Famed PBM Professor at MMU

A two sentence tutorial on how to evaluate a PBM proposal…………………..

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Switch Operators Scheme to Undermine Plan’s Cost Savings Efforts

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Switch operators are like the Wizard of Oz: They’re hidden behind a curtain and being paid by manufacturers to end-run your cost-savings efforts. Therefore, you need to pull back the curtain, understand their machinations, and respond.

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Mulebriar Vents, Threatens Tahiti Move

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

A large taxpayer supported employer now knows they are overpaying for health care……

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