Volume 3, Issue 2: “Know Before You Go” Pricing for Outpatient Medical Care with Pratter

Dear Colleagues: In this exclusive interview, we had the opportunity to speak with Bill Hennessey, MD, CEO and Founder of Pratter, a medical cost savings and transparency company. Pratter is the only healthcare service on the market empowering consumers and their self-insured employers with truly transparent "know before you go" pricing for

Spotlight: Bill Hennessey, MD, CEO, Pratter

    About Bill Hennessey, M.D. Bill Hennessey, MD, is the CEO and Founder of Pratter, a medical cost savings and transparency company.  Dr. Hennessey is both an MD and a serial entrepreneur, a practicing physician for 25 years and a founder of a medical billing company. Dr. Hennessey has been

Volume 3, Issue 2: Industry News

PRESS RELEASE: FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF WEST CALDWELL FIREFIGHTER, TIM ZYLA, ISSUE DESPERATE PLEA FOR LIFE-SAVING KIDNEY DONOR AS WIFE/DONOR MATCH TAKES ILL  WIFE ANN MARIE IS DONOR MATCH BUT NOW ELIMINATED WITH ONSET OF LIFE-THREATENING ILLNESS  FAIRFIELD, NJ – Tim Zyla, former chief and member of the Fairfield, NJ

Volume 3, Issue 2: News In Review

Epidemic Of Health Care Waste: From $1,877 Ear Piercing To ICU Overuse NPR.org – Two years ago, Margaret O'Neill brought her 5-year-old daughter to Children's Hospital Colorado because the band of tissue that connected her tongue to the floor of her mouth was too tight. The condition, called being literally "tongue-tied,"

Volume 3, Issue 1: Ashley Furniture Launches International Medical Travel Program

Dear Colleagues: Demonstrating the value of international medical travel, Marcus Gagnon, Manager of Global Employee Benefits and Wellness, Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., shares his positive experiences with a program that serves his workforce: high quality surgeries at tremendous savings for both Ashley and the employee. Volume three of USDMT kicks off with

Spotlight: Marcus Gagnon, Manager of Global Employee Benefits and Wellness, Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., Rajesh Rao, CEO and Co-Founder, IndUShealth and Jim Polsfut, CEO, Chairman and Co-Founder, North American Specialty Hospital (NASH) — PART 2 OF 2

Part 1 of the interview can be found in our October issue here.     About Marcus Gagnon, Manager of Global Employee Benefits and Wellness, Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.  Marcus Gagnon has over 7 years of progressive Human Resources experience. Overseeing all benefit plan design and coordination of benefits for over 16,000 employees across the

Volume 3, Issue 1: Industry News

PRESS RELEASE: Brain Injury Association of America Recognizes Administration’s Opioid Emergency Declaration; Calls for More   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: William Dane (512) 987-0101 wdane@biausa.org   Vienna, Va. – The Brain Injury Association of America salutes the Trump Administration for directing the Department of Health and Human Services to declare the nation’s opioid crisis a public health

Volume 3, Issue 1: Upcoming Events

SIIA Opens Registration for Latin America-focused International Conference - April 17-19, 2018 - Monterrey, Mexico   MyHealthGuide Source: The Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc., 11/13/2017, www.SIIA.org The Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. (SIIA) announced the program and opened registration for its Latin America-focused International Conference, scheduled for April 17-19, 2018 in Monterrey, Mexico. The event is designed to help attendees

Volume 3, Issue 1: News in Review

Uninsured rate rises to 12.3% in third quarter, up from 11.7% Healthcarefinancenews.com – The uninsured rate has risen by 1.4 percent since the end of 2016, with the greatest increase being among those who paid for their own insurance either on or off the Affordable Care Act exchanges, according to a new Gallup

Volume 2, Issue 25: Ashley Furniture Launches International Medical Travel Program

Dear Colleagues: Demonstrating the value of international medical travel, Marcus Gagnon Title at Wisconsin-based Ashley   Furniture shares his positive experiences with a program that serves his workforce:  high quality surgeries at tremendous savings for both Ashley and the employee. In this exclusive interview, learn how Marcus worked with a concierge provider,