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Category: "American Health Care Act"

02/11/18

For MedBen, Beating Trend Is All in the Details

In recent years, U.S. health care spending has slowed significantly compared to the double-digit cost spikes we saw a decade ago. But there’s still room for improvement, so MedBen uses multiple containment strategies to keep client claim costs under… more »

01/28/18

  11:21:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 341 words,  
Categories: American Health Care Act

MedBen University Season Rolls out with Roundtables

MedBen University (MBU) will soon be in session! Our educational seminar series will offer attendees actionable information on a range of health benefits management topics, from utilization trends to new cost-reducing benefit solutions. MBU will kick… more »
  11:14:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 238 words,  
Categories: American Health Care Act

Treatment Advances, Regular Screenings Reduce Breast Cancer Mortality

A focus on preventive care and breakthroughs in screening and treatment reduced breast cancer deaths by 49% in 2012, compared with a 37 percent reduction in 2000, a new study finds. "Advances in screening and treatment are saving lives," said lead… more »

08/27/17

  10:38:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 180 words,  
Categories: American Health Care Act

Effective Wellness Addresses the Costliest Chronic Conditions

MedBen WellLiving focuses on preventing chronic conditions in order to reduce gaps in employee care… as well as lowering the corresponding costs that make up a big chunk of employer health care spending. A recent International Foundation of Employee… more »

08/10/17

  04:12:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 251 words,  
Categories: American Health Care Act

Doctor-Patient Relationship Helps Mind and Body Alike

The advantages of preventive care usually focus on the physical aspects of regular wellness exams, such as reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer. But there's also a mental component that shouldn't be overlooked – and which MedBen WellLiving's… more »

06/28/17

  02:44:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 235 words,  
Categories: American Health Care Act

Saving Solutions for "Combination" Drugs

The popularity of specialty drugs is a major factor in health care spending growth, and while there may be no simple solution for controlling their costs, there are steps that employers can take. At our MedBen University roundtables, President & COO… more »

05/25/17

  08:28:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 212 words,  
Categories: American Health Care Act

June Deadlines for CJR Participants

MedBen Analytics clients should note that several important deadlines are approaching for hospitals participating in comprehensive care for joint replacement (CJR): June 8, 2017 -- Last day to submit Calculation Error Form Clients who have received a… more »

05/05/17

  11:11:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 329 words,  
Categories: News, Health Care Reform, Self-funding, American Health Care Act

AHCA Clears House Hurdle, But Faces Uphill Senate Battle

It took a lot of old-fashioned wheeling and dealing, but on May 4 the Republican block of the House of Representatives managed to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) with 217 "yea" votes ‒ just one vote above the minimum number required for… more »