The Compass Healthcare Consumerism Blog covers topics that matter to benefits professionals, from employee health, price transparency and health activation to health navigation, healthcare trends and health plan management. I want to give a BIG thank you to all of the readers of our blog in 2016! To receive a weekly summary of our blog sent to your email, please click here:
Here are the Top 10 Most Read Blog Posts of 2016 in descending order:
June 28, 2016 – I interviewed more than 200 benefits brokers and gained insight into the top-of-mind issues among employers when it comes to employee benefits. This list includes many often overlooked topics that impact employers, such as corporate profitability and data security. Read more >>
August 30, 2016 – At Compass, it’s our privilege to help simplify healthcare for our members and clients – and this year we provided our one millionth health navigation solution. Learn how we’ve touched people’s lives and saved our clients $375 million in avoidable costs. Read more >>
August 30, 2016 – Many doctors choose high-deductible benefits plans for their own employees as an effective way to control healthcare costs. Learn why we recommend Dr. Michael Kirsch’s insightful blog post from one of the most widely read physician and healthcare blogs. Read more >>
February 15, 2016 – With a diverse employee population, T-Mobile has a wide range of healthcare needs. The company applied its “Un-carrier” approach of listening to the voice of the customer and partnered with Compass to simplify healthcare for its employees. Read more >>
May 5, 2016 – Health Activation goes beyond a one-time event and instead focuses on empowering good healthcare decisions. If an employer wants healthier employees and plan members, better care for its plan members and improved financial performance of its health plan, employees need to modify their behavior. Read more >>
November 14, 2016 – Change is coming to the controversial Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) and success will come to organizations that can: 1) adapt the fastest and 2) deliver the most value. Hold on to your hats and learn some key takeaways from our review of this New York Times article. Read more >>
March 18, 2016 – As employee benefits professionals, it is important to understand how a hospital functions. These functions are what generate healthcare claims and costs – the “supply-chain” that affects your company’s healthcare expenses now and in the future. Read more >>
March 25, 2016 – Doctors are the contractors/vendors to the health of your employee population and the drivers of your healthcare spending. Understanding them is key to understanding the health of your employee population and their healthcare expenses. Read more >>
July 8, 2016 – When you ask your healthcare provider if a test or procedure is covered by your insurance, the real answer is: Maybe. Learn about the factors that impact this common healthcare question – and how it’s a lot more complex than it seems. Read more >>
And the most read blog of 2016 was…
September 14, 2016 – New research from Johns Hopkins reveals one of the causes of expensive healthcare – inflated charges by hospitals. It also confirms that hospitals are overcharging privately-insured patients to make up for Medicare underpayment. Read more >>
Thank you again to all of our readers. Happy New Year!!
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