Cost Containment

By the Numbers: Late Stage Cancer Diagnosis

by the numbers

Melanoma is 43 times more expensive following diagnosis at Stage IV compared to Stage 0. By Abigail Riolo, Data Analyst In 2016, the American Cancer Society identified more than 15.5 Million Americans with a history of cancer. An estimated 1,735,350 new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2018. […]

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Transparency, Control & Cost Savings

transparency control cost savings

February of 2018 Edition Another busy 1/1 season comes to a close. This one seemed to run longer than in years past. Many more employers decided there has to be a better way to fund their employees’ medical benefits. Maybe a bit late, but at least all of these employers […]

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Ways to Save on High Cost Specialty Drugs

ways to save

Specialty drugs are typically high dollar medications. Many specialty drugs can be administered in a hospital setting, outpatient setting, and at home, but not all suppliers charge the same. A claimant who obtains the specialty drug from the hospital pharmacy, and not their listed specialty pharmacy, often pays triple the […]

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Choosing a TPA


At its most basic, self-funding is a mechanism an employer uses to pay for its employees’ health care. It’s also an investment in controlling a major cost of doing business. The employer relies on three consultants to deliver a return on that investment: their insurance advisor, the stop loss carrier, […]

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