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federal proposals

Can surprise billing happen to you?

July 22, 2019

Last week, we told you about a $4,999 surprise bill. I didn’t have a $4,999 surprise, but it was close.…

Surprise billing

A $4,999.00 Surprise

July 12, 2019

What happens when a patient goes to the emergency room and gets treated by a doctor that’s out of network…

Frank Opelka

Frank Opelka on how surgeons view bundled payment

July 09, 2019

Suzanne Delbanco chats with Frank Opelka, MD, FACS, Medical Director for Quality and Health Policy with the American College of…

Project ECHO

Project ECHO is creating waves, employers should take notice

July 08, 2019

What started as a localized solution for improving access to care in New Mexico has quickly spread through the country.…

CA Maternal Care Quality

California is changing the game on maternal care quality

July 01, 2019

California is leading the charge to defy the distressing maternal mortality trends nationwide. While nationally the rate of maternal deaths…

Employers, does your high-value program need CPR?

June 21, 2019

Take a moment now to think of all your monthly memberships and subscriptions – we’re willing to bet there’s at…

resources

Seize the Day: free resources for benefit managers

June 17, 2019

Are you someone who manages health care benefits within a private company or a public agency, aka a “purchaser”? Have…

health equity

Navigating benefit design for low-wage workers

June 11, 2019

There was a time when benefit design was straightforward, consisting of a flat $20 co-pay and insurance covered the rest.…

Rachel Brodie

Rachel Brodie on Patient-Reported Outcome Measures

June 10, 2019

Suzanne Delbanco calls Rachel Brodie, Director of the Performance Information programs at Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) to discuss…

Kaveh Safavi

Kaveh Safavi on how health system complexity is a $5B problem

June 03, 2019

Listen in to Kaveh Safavi, MD, JD, Senior Managing Director, Head of Global Health Practice at Accenture, as he discusses…

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