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Category: "Provider Networks"

06/30/16

Time Has Come for Commercial Bundled Payments, Fraker Says

The use of bundled payments in commercial settings can reduce costs and help self-funded plans rely less on networks, MedBen Vice President of Compliance Caroline Fraker commented during a webinar on June 23. "Plan sponsors are looking for lower cost… more »

06/07/16

  09:23:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 340 words,  
Categories: News, Discounts, Health Plan Management, Cost savings, Provider Networks

MedBen (and Employers) Not Catching Merger Fever

The health care industry has become merger-happy in recent months, but many employers want no part of it. Neither, for that matter, does MedBen. According to Modern Healthcare, "several surveys of Fortune 500 companies and other big employers reveal… more »

03/03/16

  07:12:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 173 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Provider Networks

HealthSpan Network Sold; MedBen Will Help Clients with Benefit Solutions

This week MedBen was informed of the sale of HealthSpan, which many of our clients use as a network in Southwest Ohio, Southeast Indiana, and Northern Kentucky. The company has agreed to sell its business to Medical Mutual of Ohio and will cease… more »

10/01/15

  11:41:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 259 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Hospitals, Provider Networks, Heart

ICD-10 Code Switchover Today; MedBen Ready To Roll

Today the day when providers begin using the new ICD-10 medical coding system. The rollout comes after multiple deadline extensions -- but all along, MedBen has been preparing for the changeover and is ready to handle the new codes. The new system… more »

07/17/15

  08:51:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 217 words,  
Categories: News, Health Plan Management, Health Care Reform, Provider Networks

Provider Choice Or Lower Costs? Why Not Both?

Provider choice is significantly more limited for individualsl covered through the Affordable Care Act's marketplaces, Modern Healthcare reports: "A report released Wednesday by consulting research firm Avalere Health found that plans offered through… more »