Sashi Segu
December 12, 2018
Posted by Sashi Segu
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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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Brandon Conroy
December 6, 2018
Posted by Brandon Conroy
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Healthcare Consumerism

Only a short time ago, consumerism in healthcare was not existent, like replay review in sports or Uber in the transportation industry. The reason for the lack of consumerism is...

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Sashi Segu
November 29, 2018
Posted by Sashi Segu
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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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Brandon Conroy
November 21, 2018
Posted by Brandon Conroy
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Is There a Gender Bias in Financial Wellness?

Is there a gender bias in financial wellness? The short answer is yes. But still read the blog! A report by the National Institute on Retirement Security found that women...

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Sashi Segu
November 14, 2018
Posted by Sashi Segu
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Wasteful Healthcare Spending: A Significant Cost Driver for Employers

We all know that healthcare coverage is expensive, but did you know that it can be wasteful too? According to the Institute of Medicine, about $750 billion is wasted spending...

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Brandon Conroy
November 7, 2018
Posted by Brandon Conroy
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Why You Should Assess Employees’ Retirement Readiness

The number of older Americans working in the US rose to 8.9 million in 2016, a 35% increase from the 6.6 million employed in 2011 (Bureau of Labor Statistics-BLS). The...

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Sashi Segu
October 31, 2018
Posted by Sashi Segu
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Access to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data: Balancing Privacy with Treatment Efficacy

Mental health is big news in the NFL right now and Derek Carr of the Oakland Raiders is at its center. Carr allegedly cried on the sidelines during a recent...

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Brandon Conroy
October 24, 2018
Posted by Brandon Conroy
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Will Millennials Have a Tougher Time Retiring?

That is a hard question to answer because the definition of retiring is changing. We need to adjust our antiquated view. The Social Security Act of 1935 established the normal...

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Brandon Conroy
October 10, 2018
Posted by Brandon Conroy
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The Wrath of Comorbidity

The importance of maintaining health or managing diseases is obvious when controlling healthcare costs, population health, and personal health. It also crosses the human capital spectrum with its effects on...

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Sashi Segu
October 3, 2018
Posted by Sashi Segu
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Untreated Mental Illnesses and its Consequences

Employers could save $4 for every $1 spent by providing more comprehensive mental healthcare coverage, according to a brief issued in September by the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions....

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