Benefit Strategies

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Value-Based Medicare Direct Contracting: What It Is & Why It’s A Big Opportunity

Medicare is notorious for its low reimbursement levels, especially at the primary care level. In fee-for-service models, a “Level 3 Established Office Visit”...

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Making A Wise Investment In Healthcare Innovation

The time is right for payers and employers to invest in value-based primary care solutions. The right implementation of an advanced primary care model allows...

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Discussing Labor Groups, Primary Care, And The Impact of COVID-19 With Philip Fredrick

We recently sat down with Philip Fredrick, Vice President at Vera, to discuss labor groups, the challenges they face due to COVID-19, and how they can benefit...

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Why Advanced Primary Care Makes Sense For Payers

In today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment, payers look for new ways to add value for their clients and members. The value they seek comes from...

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2020 Insurance Trends: Good Vibrations For Agile Insurers

The insurance industry is seeing big changes in 2020. Payers face two big challenges. First, they need to stay ahead of rapid changes in the healthcare...

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Value-Based Healthcare

The days of healthcare as simply treating symptoms are waning. Members and payers are demanding more, opening the door for value-based care.

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The Difference Between Care Coordination, Managed Care, and Concierge Medicine

The face of healthcare in America has undergone a major transformation in recent years. With each iteration of care, the goal has been to do more for less. The...

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Employee Turnover: The Impact Of Rich Benefits

Employee turnover is a harsh reality for many companies. It can be a significant setback to your bottom line. Whether it stems from a toxic culture, overworked...

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Population Health Costs: What You Need To Know

While evaluating approaches to improve population health, many organizations consider only half of the equation — how much will new approaches cost compared to...

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Copays: What They Are And Where They Came From

At the most basic level, copays are a cost-sharing measure that insurance companies implement as part of their coverage plans. Typically, a copay is a fixed...

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3 Major Healthcare Innovations That Ultimately Failed ... And Why

Every innovation is built on a foundation of a thousand failures. When success finally comes, it's easy to lose sight of all the mistakes it took to get it...

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A Brief History Of Healthcare Costs In The US

Healthcare isn't free. It's one of the largest industries in the country, perhaps even globally, and will only continue to grow.

As life expectancy rises,...