According to Benjamin Isgur, leader of PwC’s Health Research Institute: “Growth in employer medical costs – which has been gradually declining for decades – is settling into a new normal characterized by flatter, single-digit trend.”
“As a health benefits plan designer, you have the ability to affect the long-term health of your employees.” This was Dr. Scott Conard’s advice to employers at The Alliance’s July 2017 Employer Benefit Plan Design event.
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Changing the status quo. End of life care. Paying for volume in health care. A panel of experts tackled those topics and more when 200 employers, agents and health care industry professionals gathered in Madison, Wis. on May 16 for The Alliance’s Annual Seminar.
“Having access to your medical visit notes is the most important piece of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). And it is often the most overlooked piece,” said Dr. Catherine DesRoches, executive director of OpenNotes®, which helps patients gain electronic access to their own medical records.