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Health Insights Symposium

Press Release: Introducing the Health Insights Symposium

  Press Release: Introducing the Health Insights Symposium – A recurring event hosted by PayerFusion Holdings LLC To Help Employers Navigate Healthcare Reform. May 2014 – Miami, FL PayerFusion Holdings, L.L.C has announced they will be hosting the Health Insights Symposium, the first in a series of informative events to help employers navigate the intricacies of the Patient Protection […] Read More
Expatriate Health Plans

House Approves Fix for ACA Compliant Expatriate Health Plans

By Associated Press, April 29th WASHINGTON – The House approved bipartisan legislation Tuesday to exempt U.S. health plans sold to expatriate workers from having to comply with requirements under the Affordable Care Act. The measure, which passed 268-150, is aimed at helping U.S. insurance companies like Cigna and MetLife that are at a competitive disadvantage with […] Read More

Health Insurance Premiums Continue to Rise

Despite encouraging figures in the number of enrollees and uninsured, healthcare reform still has one big question to answer – how much will health insurance premiums cost? The ACA is finally being touted a success with an unexpected 8 million individuals enrolled in the health insurance exchange and recent studies reporting the number of uninsured […] Read More
Hospital-Associated Infections

Hospital-Associated Infections Remain Rampant

The CDC recently issued two reports on the progress US hospitals have made in reducing the number of Hospital-Associated Infections (HAIs). HAIs remain an expensive form of wasted healthcare spending – with associated costs reaching $9.8 billion USD a year.  To make matters worse, the US does not currently have a system in place to […] Read More
Price Transparency

2014 Healthcare Price Transparency Report Card

America’s healthcare landscape has begun to look very different compared to that of 10 years ago. The shift towards a single-payer system has begun. Healthcare coverage has been expanded, mandated and subsidized. Hospital networks and mergers have consumed smaller private practices or clinics. Big Data is slowly taking the steps towards implementation. Yet, consumers are still […] Read More
Corporate Wellness Porgrams

Tips for Developing a Corporate Wellness Program

The option to self-fund employee health insurance is becoming very favorable for many of the US’ large employers. Seen as a way to avoid many of the healthcare reforms taxing provisions, self-funding can yield huge savings on employer-sponsored health plans. In fact, almost 60% of todays large employers choose to self-fund over traditional employer-sponsored options. […] Read More

HHS Releases 2015 PPACA Health Insurer Standards

The Department of Health & Human Services issued a set of rules and guidelines titled “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Exchange and Insurance Market Standards” this month that aims to correct the issues that resulted from the health laws rocky rollout. The release was also accompanied by a bulletin on product discontinuance and cancelled […] Read More

Employers Fear New Taxes Under The PPACA

When the PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) was signed into legislation, it was endorsed as a way to increase access to affordable health insurance coverage. Three months in and the rate of uninsured individuals has started to dwindle. Many families can now get federal subsidies for coverage that would have normally been unaffordable.The […] Read More
Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic Imaging Cost-Containment Strategies

For most complex medical procedures, some form of diagnostic imaging is often conducted prior to administering treatment. Currently, diagnostic imaging is amongst the fasting rising area of medical expense, increasing almost twice the rate of prescription drugs at 20% growth. Almost $100 billion is spent on imaging in the US annually. Factor in its growth […] Read More
cost plus methodology

Hidden Surcharges Calculator For Healthcare Payers

For healthcare payers and patients, value for money remains a key driver in selecting medical providers and treatments. Value plays an even bigger role for employers whom sponsor their employees’ health insurance plans.  Recently, our friends at The LeapFrog Group developed a tool that aims at helping payers – specifically employers – identify the hidden […] Read More
Palliative Care

Palliative Care Could Save More Than Just Lives

It was announced in January by the World Health Organization, in conjunction with the World Palliative Care Association, that a resolution to expand Palliative Care access throughout the world will be confirmed at the World Health Assembly in May. The proposal would do more than just expand access to such treatments; it could also be […] Read More
Corporate-Sponsored Medical Tourism

Corporate-Sponsored Medical Tourism

Medical tourism is a hot topic these days. Providers and payers worldwide both see multiple benefits in offering or arranging medical treatments across borders – however it’s the patient’s demand for better quality at lower costs that continue to drive medical tourism’s growing popularity. As a result, many domestic medical providers have begun to lose […] Read More