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Costly Dialysis Legislation Should Spark Plan Language Change

08/24/18

  05:42:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 162 words,  
Categories: Cost savings, Reference-based pricing, Dialysis

Costly Dialysis Legislation Should Spark Plan Language Change

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If you've been on the fence about having MedBen help you implement proprietary health plan language for dialysis services, now is the time to act.

The American Journal of Managed Care reports that recent House of Representatives legislation includes a provision that would extend the Medicare end-stage renal disease (ESRD) waiting period an additional 3 months (to 33) before Medicare becomes primary payor. For employer health plans, this represents hundreds of millions of dollars more in added costs.

However, by implementing proprietary dialysis health plan language, employers can realize a substantial savings on the procedure. One MedBen client who amended their plan reported that their dialysis costs fell by 80%.

If you're a MedBen client who would like more information about adding MedBen’s proprietary dialysis plan language to your plan, contact Vice President of Compliance Caroline Fraker at (800) 851-0907 or cfraker@medben.com. Or you're interested in learning more about other benefits management solutions available through MedBen, contact Vice President of Sales & Marketing Brian Fargus at bfargus@medben.com.

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