Industry News: Volume 3 Issue 17

What Does the Future Hold for the Employment-Based Health Benefits System? By Paul Fronstin – The employment-based health benefits system is the most common form of health coverage in the United States, covering 167 million people under age 65 in 2017.  Between 2013 and 2017, the percentage of individuals with employment-based coverage has

Industry News: Volume 3 Issue 16

Former Mayo Clinic CEO joins UnitedHealth’s board -- roundup By: Paige Minemyer – John Noseworthy, M.D., former CEO of Mayo Clinic, has joined the board of directors at UnitedHealth Group. Noseworthy, M.D., became chief executive at Mayo in 2009 and retired in December. In announcing his new role at UnitedHealth, Stephen Hemsley, executive chairman of

Industry News: Volume 3 Issue 15

Medical tourism in India gets a boost with 16% jump in arrival of foreign medical travelers  By: Dr. Prem Jagyasi – Medical tourism industry in India is getting bigger as the country witnessed a 16% jump in arrival of foreign medical traveler in 2017.  Great news for this sector which is valued at

Industry News: Volume 3 Issue 14

CMS launches tool that prices surgeries for patients  By: Tauren Dyson –The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, on Tuesday unveiled a new online tool that gives consumers the power to compare Medicare payouts for various hospital procedures.The Procedure Price Lookup tool allows users to see the national averages for what

Industry News: Volume 3 Issue 13

Medical tourism: A growing fad for healthcare By: Madisocn Weil – Medical tourism is the practice of moving a patient to a hospital or clinic in another country. It is typically done when the transfer facility is better equipped to handle the care of the patient. According to Dr. David Hayes, the

Industry News: Volume 3 Issue 12

Impact of Association Health Plans on Consumers and Markets will depend on State Approaches By: Kevin Lucia,Sabrina Corlette,Christina Goe,Justin Giovannelli,and Maanasa Kona – In June, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a final regulation that implements President Trump’s executive order encouraging the expansion of association health plans (AHPs) for small businesses and self-employed individuals. Under

Industry News: Volume 3 Issue 11

Media: Brittany Tedesco CPR Communications for Concordia 201.641.1911 x 14 Concordia Care, Inc. Reveals New Corporate Identity: Carisk Partners Provides Specialty Risk Transfer and Quality Care Coordination for Complex Catastrophic Cases Carisk Partners reflects future vision and evolved business model. MIAMI – September 12, 2018 – Specialty risk transfer and quality care coordination leader Concordia

Volume 3 Issue 10: Industry News

Seema Verma Tells Docs CMS will Reduce EHR Documentation Burdens By: Greg Slabodkin America’s physicians are spending too much time as data entry clerks focused on “burdensome and often mindless” administrative tasks that are distracting them from direct patient care, a serious problem in healthcare that the Centers for

Volume 3 Issue 9: Industry News

New Partnership Aims to Launch Employer Bundled Payment Programs By: Les Masterson – Dive Brief: The National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions, a nonprofit network of business coalitions that includes more than 12,000 purchasers covering 45 million Americans, is partnering with Remedy Partners to create bundled payment programs. The initiative is

Volume 3, Issue 8: Industry News

Consumers Like Telehealth, But Still Prefer Face-to-Face Healthcare By: Eric Wicklund, MHealth Intelligence - Consumers are eager to have their doctors use telehealth – but many haven’t tried the technology themselves, and they’re not convinced it’s as good as an in-person exam. Those somewhat contradictory points, made in a survey conducted