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Archives for: September 2009

09/30/09

  12:11:26 pm, by MedBen5   , 69 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

Health Reform Update: Senate Committee Rejects Public Option

The Washington Post reports that the Senate Finance Committee twice rejected amendments that would introduce a government-run public plan to compete with private health insurers. While this does not completely rule out the possibility that a public… more »

09/28/09

  03:19:24 pm, by MedBen5   , 235 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

Pain Management Procedures Proving Costly

The use of pain management procedures has increased 235% in just 10 years, according to a 2009 study by the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP). At MedBen’s recent Hospital Roundtable, AWAC Consulting Physician Dr. Ed… more »

09/24/09

  01:15:29 pm, by MedBen5   , 229 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management

Health Reform Update: Over 500 Amendments Proposed for Senate Bill

Nobody expected the Senate Finance Committee’s health care bill to make it through the legislative process without a few tweaks, and indeed, there have been a number of proposed amendments – 564, at last count. (You can see the official list… more »

09/18/09

  12:39:02 pm, by MedBen5   , 61 words,  
Categories: Announcements

MedBen to Perform System Upgrades

MedBen will be performing system upgrades on Saturday, September 19th beginning at 7:30 a.m. We estimate the process will be completed within 12 hours. During the upgrades, MedBen Access, e-mail and AS/400 will not be available at all times. Any… more »

09/15/09

  11:47:40 am, by MedBen5   , 232 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

Swine Flu Recommendations and Links

By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard numerous news reports warning of a second outbreak of the H1N1, or “swine", influenza. While some segments of the population are more susceptible to the swine flu than others, every individual –… more »

09/11/09

  01:28:22 pm, by MedBen5   , 255 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Discounts, Health Plan Management

MedBen Claims Surveillance System Savings Exceed $10 Million

MedBen has just achieved an impressive benchmark. In its first two years of operation, its advanced claims surveillance system has saved clients 10.4 million dollars – savings over and above plan provisions, network discounts and medical management.… more »

09/03/09

  03:31:59 pm, by MedBen5   , 213 words,  
Categories: Announcements

McClain Joins MedBen as Regional Sales VP

MedBen is pleased to announce the addition of a new associate to its Sales and Marketing team. Kelly McClain will serve as Regional Sales Vice President in Southern and Central Ohio and West Virginia, assisting his region’s broker network with the sales… more »