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Archives for: November 2015

11/30/15

  03:49:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 279 words,  
Categories: Announcements, News, Quality

Ten Years After ISO Certification, MedBen Continues To Show Quality Commitment

“The recommendation from this audit is that your certification continues.” On September 16, 2015, a representative from SAI Global conducted a surveillance audit of MedBen to determine its management system’s compliance with ISO 9001 standards, and its… more »

11/25/15

MedBen’s Closed On Thanksgiving, But Online Help Is Available 24/7

We’re quickly approaching the holiday season and opportunities to celebrate with family and friends. As we observe Thanksgiving Day, our offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27. MedBen will reopen on Monday, November 30.… more »

11/23/15

  09:52:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 372 words,  
Categories: Announcements

Corn, McCune Among MedBen Employees Honored at Recognition Ceremony

At an employee appreciation event on Friday, October 23, MedBen honored employees who have reached anniversary benchmarks in 2015. The recognition presentation was co-hosted by MedBen Chairman & CEO Doug Freeman and President & COO Kurt Harden.… more »

11/20/15

  09:25:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 260 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness

Granville Turkey Trot Reminder

Just a reminder that there's still time to register for the 2015 Granville Turkey Trot! For the third consecutive year, MedBen serves as a premier sponsor for this 5K fun run/walk, which will be held on Thanksgiving morning, November 26 in Granville,… more »

11/19/15

  11:28:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 290 words,  
Categories: Wellness

Employer Involvement Key To Long-term Success Of Wellness Program

From Employee Benefit News: "Unhealthy behaviors can prevent employers from meeting business objectives and employees from performing optimally in the workplace. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta has identified four health risk… more »

11/18/15

  11:04:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 404 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform, Taxes, Cost savings

MedBen Offers In-depth ACA Reporting Guidance At Workshops

MedBen helped current and prospective clients gain a better understanding of how to comply with a critical health care reform mandate at two workshops on November 16 and 17. Mike Ankrum, Sr. Healthcare Reform Consultant for Five Points ICT. and… more »

11/13/15

  08:04:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 271 words,  
Categories: News, MedBen Analytics, Bundled Payments

Harden Chairs 2015 Bundled Payments Conference

Kurt Harden, President and Chief Operating Officer of MedBen, chaired the 2015 Healthcare Bundled Payment Conference held November 12 and 13 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The conference featured speakers from The Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Healthcare,… more »

11/12/15

  06:51:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 554 words,  
Categories: News, Cost savings

Investigation Of Improper ICD Use By Hospitals Results In $250 Million Settlement

Last month on this blog, we posted that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has been investigating the inappropriate placement of implantable cardiac devices (ICDs) in Medicare patients. The DOJ recently provided additional details about the results of its… more »

11/11/15

  04:51:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 200 words,  
Categories: News, Wellness, Health Plan Management

Health Care Coverage Tops Among Benefits For Recruiting, Retaining Employees

When it comes to benefits incentives that help to recruit and retain employees, health care coverage leads the way by a sizable margin, a recent survey reveals. Overall, 38% of respondents to 2015 Strategic Benefits Survey said that they used benefits… more »

11/06/15

  11:02:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 188 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear New ACA Contraception Objection

Last year, the Supreme Court narrowly ruled that certain businesses could request a religious exemption from covering women's contraceptives under their health plans. But today, the court accepted an additional challenge to the birth control mandate:… more »

11/04/15

  10:23:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 346 words,  
Categories: Wellness

‘Tis the Season for Your Wellness

It’s no secret that diet plays a huge role in health. That’s why this holiday season, we caution you to think before scarfing down those seasonal goodies – especially if you’ve not received an annual wellness exam yet. Those who wait to get their… more »

11/03/15

  10:47:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 209 words,  
Categories: News, Prescription, Cost savings

As Prescription Drug Use Grows, So Does Need To Control Costs

Pharmaceutical use shows no sign of slowing, with nearly 60% of Americans using prescription drugs in 2011, new research finds. According to Reuters Health, a multi-year study revealed that prescription drug users rose from 51% of U.S. adults in 1999… more »