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Many organizations are recalibrating employee benefits programs as they adapt to the health care crisis and economic turmoil resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. The higher cost of providing medical services to COVID-19 patients will likely be offset by reductions in elective procedures during the crisis, benefits...

Ed Day discusses the healthcare and benefits market in general with Michael Andrade of the Solving Healthcare podcast. The discussion provides a good overview of HST and details of services, strategies and results. Listen to the Podcast - click here...

The use of reference-based pricing (RBP) to pay for the health care services has been growing over the last decade. This article discusses how RBP approaches have changed and improved over time, helping plan sponsors negotiate better prices for health care services. The term reference-based pricing...

Physicians, hospitals and medical labs are grappling with the rise in high-deductible insurance. (Bloomberg) — Doctors, hospitals and medical labs used to be concerned about patients who didn’t have insurance not paying their bills. Now they’re scrambling to get paid by the ones who do have...

(Becker's Hospital Review) - Overall health care prices in Anchorage, Alaska and San Jose, Calif., are 65 percent above the national average, according to the Health Care Cost Institute. HCCI's Healthy Market Index considered more than 1.78 billion commercial claims and compared the average price paid...