REMINDER – Spots Are Limited!!! “Creeping Around Pitfalls on the Way to Scary Savings?” – How to Avoid Horror When Implementing Cost Containment Schemes!

“Creeping Around Pitfalls on the Way to Scary Savings?” – How to Avoid Horror When Implementing Cost Containment Schemes! Thursday – October 30, 2014 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST Join Us For The Webinar – Register Today! DON’T MISS OUT! Whether you̵
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Reform Update: Hospitals attack insurance ‘skinny plans’ as too thin

By Bob Herman Some employers are building health insurance policies that are technically compliant with the healthcare reform law, yet don’t include coverage of inpatient hospital services. Backers of such plans contend that some coverage is better than none, especially for work
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The Phia Group, LLC Comments on Recent Industry Developments

October 22, 2014; Braintree, MA Friends & Colleagues: These last few weeks have brought with them a whirlwind of controversy and concern.  The Phia Group, LLC is pleased to announce that it will be addressing three of the hottest topics during its monthly webinar.  If you have not
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SIIA State Legislative/Regulatory Update Report

Exclusive Reporting for the Week of October 21, 2014 October 21, 2014 — This is your weekly update of state legislative/regulatory developments affecting companies involved in the self-insurance/alternative risk transfer marketplace. Should you have any questions on information
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Changes to The Phia Group’s October 2014 Webinar In Light of the Recent Regulatory Changes – Already Registered? HAVE NO FEAR!!! Otherwise, Register Now and Secure Your Spot!!!

Register Now – Spots Are Limited!!! “Creeping Around Pitfalls on the Way to Scary Savings?” – How to Avoid Horror When Implementing Cost Containment Schemes! Thursday – October 30, 2014 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST Join Us For The Webinar – Register Tod
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Supreme Court of California Case Notification for Children’s Hospital Central California v. Blue Cross of California

In an important legal development in the healthcare cost debate, the California Supreme Court has denied a petition for review of the recent decision in Children’s Hospital of Central California v. Blue Cross of California, 226 Cal. App.4th 1260 (2014). You’ll recall that
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FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation (Part XXI)

United States Department of Labor October 10, 2014 Set out below is an additional Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) regarding implementation of the Affordable Care Act. This FAQ has been prepared jointly by the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury (col
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Reference-based health care reimbursements require careful application

Joanne Wojcik PHOENIX — Reference-based pricing could trigger balance-billing by providers if employers do not implement this cost-containment tool carefully, experts warn. Read more…
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The cost of cancer drugs

Lesley Stahl Cancer is so pervasive that it touches virtually every family in this country. More than one out of three Americans will be diagnosed with some form of it in their lifetime. And as anyone who’s been through it knows, the shock and anxiety of the diagnosis is followe
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Pricing Healthcare

Pricing Healthcare is a national marketplace for direct-pay healthcare. Founded in 2012, the company works with quality hospitals, surgery centers, and imaging centers across the U.S., helping them put together and publicize affordable, direct-pay pricing for their procedures. Prices
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