The Phia Group’s November 2015 Webinar – Register Now!

A Changing Industry: Keeping PACE With the Trends Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 1:00 PM (EST) to 2:00 PM Join Us – Register Today! The self-funding industry is experiencing great opportunity and growth. In the past two years, millions of lives have transitioned away from the fu
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By Susan K. Livio TRENTON – Arguing it was “wrongly excluded” from a line new of discounted insurance plans, Saint Peter’s University Hospital Friday sued to stop Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey from selling the policies without giving the New Brun
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Price Map – Hospital Charge to Medicare Payment Ratio for 201

This map is based on the hospital inpatient and outpatient data CMS released in May 2015 for FY2013. For the inpatient ratios, it represents the top 100 MS-DRGs for the most frequently billed discharges. For the outpatient ratios, it represents the 30 most frequently billed APCs. An a
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The Self-Insurer November 2015 Digital Edition

When industry leaders and self-funded employers wish to learn about emerging trends and innovations, education about legislation and change in the self-insurance/ alternative risk transfer industry, they turn to The Self-Insurer. Each issue features in-depth exploration and insight wh
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Health care has a big data problem

Jessica Bartlett For all of June, nurses in Brigham and Women’s maternity ward were on the verge of tears. The unit had just completed 12-hour training sessions on Epic, a new electronic health-record system that took more than $1 billion and thousands of man-hours — not to mention a
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The Phia Group’s November 2015 Webinar – Register Now!

A Changing Industry: Keeping PACE With the Trends Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 1:00 PM (EST) to 2:00 PM Join Us – Register Today! The self-funding industry is experiencing great opportunity and growth. In the past two years, millions of lives have transitioned away from the fu
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FEHBA Preempts Kansas Anti-Subrogation Regulation

By Carmen Castro-Pagan The Federal Employees Health Benefits Act preempts a Kansas administrative regulation prohibiting subrogation and reimbursement clauses in health insurance contracts of federal government employees, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled . The app
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$2.7 billion MedAssets sale shakes up healthcare group-purchasing market

By Adam Rubenfire A private equity firm will acquire MedAssets and split the company in two, absorbing its revenue-cycle management business and selling its group purchasing and consulting business to the VHA-UHC Alliance, which is already one of the biggest GPO players in healthcare.
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