Employer Surveys Project 2018 Cost Increases in the Five Percent Range | By Clive Riddle, August 11, 2017

The National Business Group on Health has released results from their Large Employers’ 2018 Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey, which projects the total employer cost of providing medical and pharmacy benefits to rise 5% for the fifth consecutive year in 2018. The total.....Click to continue


Top Five States in Medicaid Managed Care Member Satisfaction Levels

  1. Utah
  2. Iowa
  3. Click to continue

Source: J.D. Power 2017 Managed Medicaid Special Report

Check out healthsprocket
"what's on your list?"


"Colorectal cancer incidence has been increasing in the United States among adults younger than 55 years since at least the mid-1990s, with the increase confined to white men and women and most rapid for metastatic disease. The increase in death rates shows us that the increase in incidence is of sufficient magnitude to overcome the improvements in survival that we've seen because of better treatments in more recent years."

-Rebecca Siegel, MPH
Director of Surveillance Information, American Cancer Society


More Information  

Top News In Current Editions:

California - Health Net Fined For Denying Transgender Coverage

Midwest - Insurers will make sure nearly every Ohio county has an Obamacare carrier


Lead stories in current issues:

Accountable Care News - The Impact of ACOs on MIPS Payment Opportunities

Healthcare Innovation News - Building Secure Medical Devices to Protect Patient Data

Medical Home News - Medicaid Waiver Money In California Used For Medical Homes

Population Health News - Obesity: the Latest Time Bomb to Threaten Provider Sustainability

Predictive Modeling News - Hopkins, HealthPartners Research Sees Predictive Value in EHR-Only Data

Readmissions News - The Hidden Actors in Hospital Readmissions

Value-Based Payment News - CMS Proposed Rule to Axe Value Programs Despite Lower Costs, Same Quality



Lead stories from selected free e-newsletters

MedicareHMO - Medicare Advantage Spends Less on Care, So Why Is It Costing So Much?

mhealthshare news - Healthcare consumers show mounting interest in virtual, on-demand care

Health Change Bulletin - Doctors Warm To Single-Payer Health Care

Retail Clinic Bulletin - Retail clinics reduce unnecessary ER visits by up to 12%