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Listen to the Doctors: How the AMA is Helping Plan Oversight  

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 3:11:00 PM Categories: Prior Presentations
Each year the AMA (American Medical Association) publishes a National Health Insurer Report Card. The AMA Report Card compares the administrative performance of seven major insurers and Medicare across seventeen metrics. More importantly,... read more
 

Health Data: Plan Control Starts Here 

Friday, March 30, 2012 3:28:00 PM Categories: Prior Presentations
The party that controls plan data controls the plan. This simple truth is often overlooked by self-funded plan fiduciaries and advisors. Data is often seen as a hassle or too technical for some. HIPAA concerns, often exaggerated, further... read more
 

Health Reform: A Contrarian’s Perspective 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 1:14:00 PM Categories: Prior Presentations
Health reform in America has little to do with the Affordable Care Act (AKA “ObamaCare”). This effort, like so many before it, will leave behind layers of new rules and regulations. But true health reform will continue in spite of and not because ... read more
 

The Road to 100% Transparency 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 3:35:00 PM Categories: Prior Presentations
Transparency means being able to see what is going on. How transparent is your self-funded health plan? Most plans have either never asked this question or never gotten a complete answer. In January 2012, Si Nahra, President of Health... read more
 

2012: What Does it Hold for Self-Funded Health Plans?  

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 12:10:00 PM Categories: Prior Presentations
In 2012, the US Supreme Court will give Obama’s health reform a “thumbs up or thumbs down.” What will that mean for self-funded plans? What will change? What will stay the same? These and other questions will be explored in this... read more
 

Collecting Claim Overpayments 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 12:22:00 PM Categories: Prior Presentations
Finding claim overpayments is easy. Collecting them is not. Claim audits routinely find 5% to 10% in overpayments. But collection efforts typically yield 1% to 3%. Why does this happen? What can be done to improve overpayment collection ... read more
 

Overpayment Collection 

Sunday, November 27, 2011 12:02:00 PM Categories: Prior Presentations
Finding claim overpayments is easy. Collecting them is not. Claim audits routinely find 5% to 10% in overpayments. But collection efforts typically yield 1% to 3%. Why does this happen? What can be done to improve overpayment collection ... read more
 

Finding Provider Fraud 

Thursday, October 27, 2011 2:14:00 PM Categories: Prior Presentations
Fraud prevention starts with fraud detection. This webinar features two innovators in fraud detection. Rich Lanza is a nationally recognized Certified Fraud Examiner who has developed principles and procedures related to fraud... read more
 

Finding Provider Fraud 

Thursday, October 27, 2011 12:56:00 PM Categories: Prior Presentations
Fraud prevention starts with fraud detection. This webinar features two innovators in fraud detection. Rich Lanza is a nationally recognized Certified Fraud Examiner who has developed principles and procedures related to fraud... read more
 

Enrollment Validation  

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 2:25:00 PM Categories: Prior Presentations
Accurate plan administration requires accurate enrollment information. While dependent audits have become popular, they are only one part of Complete Enrollment Validation. This webinar will present all facets of Complete Enrollment... read more
 
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