Greece’s Costly Health Care Craze

By MARTY MAKARYJULY 20, 2015 Greece’s bloated pension program is often cited as a primary cause of its crushing national debt, but its government-run health care system has been a significant and under-recognized contributor to the country’s crisis. The sad and appalling tale of how t
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Second Quarter Newsletter 2015 – Phia News

Phia News   New Faces at Phia James Newell Jr. Hired April 20, 2015 into the Claim & Case Support department Wayne Andrews  Hired May 11, 2015 into the Claim & Case Support department Mia Shabazz  Hired June 1, 2015 into the Case Investigation department Brigid Bowser Hired 06
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Second Quarter Newsletter 2015 – Cost Containment: The Golden Oldies

The Stacks     Be Smart When Self-Funding By Adam V. Russo, Esq. (As published in Thompson Information Services’ Employer’s Guide to Self-Insuring Health Benefits) While we are seeing record growth across the country, self-funding is a topic that few are familiar with, eve
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Second Quarter Newsletter 2015 – Case Studies

Case Studies   Claim Negotiation & Sign-Off   The Phia Group’s client referred two out-of-network claims, for the same patient and provider, totaling approximately $77,000. The provider was one which had historically never offered the TPA’s former negotiation vendor a
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Second Quarter Newsletter 2015 – Service Focus of the Quarter: CNS

Service Focus of the Quarter: CNS   The Phia Group’s Claim Negotiation & Sign-Off (“CNS”) service has blossomed into a force to be reckoned with. Boasting a team of seasoned negotiators, skilled attorneys, and efficient support staff, The Phia Group has been imme
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Second Quarter Newsletter 2015 – From the Blogosphere

From the Blogosphere   ·         3 Possible Outcomes for the Cadillac Tax and How to Prepare for Them. Even though its effective date is still a long way away, TPAs and brokers are beginning to be asked questions about the Affordable Care Act’s so-called “Cadillac Tax,R
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Second Quarter Newsletter 2015 – Stop the Presses

Stop the Presses     Breaking News: Obergefell v. Hodges   Unless you’ve been in a coma for the last couple of weeks (and apologies to those of you who have), you’ve heard that the United States Supreme Court released its opinion in this case which interprets the Fourteent
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Second Quarter Newsletter 2015 – Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor   We hope you all had a nice Fourth of July. The second quarter of 2015 has been a great one here at The Phia Group, and we have our clients and partners to thank for that. This past quarter has seen The Phia Group unveil and continue to refine our lines of busi
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Second Quarter Newsletter 2015 – PGC Referral: For All Your Consulting Needs!

PgcReferral: For All Your Consulting Needs   Through PgcReferral@phiagroup.com, we present a dedicated consulting inbox for all our clients’ self-funding needs. Whether you have a stop-loss denial, a service agreement in need of review, a dispute with a network, a claim that may
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