Cost of Chronic Disease to Reach $42 Trillion by 2030

I can’t even fathom how much $42 trillion is. But experts predict that it’s the price we will be paying for unhealthy behaviors, in both medical costs and lost productivity...

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Employer Healthcare Benefits: 2019 Medical and Rx Trends

Medical and prescription drug costs are projected to increase 6% in 2019, a rate that will outpace both inflation and wage earnings (PWC’s Health Research Institute). Several factors impact this...

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Employer Healthcare Benefits: A Look Back at 2018

I, like most of you, was fortunate to spend the holidays reminiscing with family and imprinting new memories in my mind. Looking back on the year and planning for the...

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Recent News about Bundle Payments, Opioids, and Pharmacy Costs

I’ve recently come across several articles about topics my colleagues and I have written about in previous blogs this year. Since they were also some of our most popular efforts,...

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The Impact of Hospital Mergers on Healthcare Prices

Hospitals have been merging for more than a decade. Supporters claim that these consolidations improve care coordination and lower prices. But do they? No, according to When Hospitals Merge to...

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