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Thinking About An Association Health Plan?

June 26, 2018

If you own a restaurant, plumbing company or other small business, you may be intrigued by the expected expansion of association health plans under a new rule that got a stamp of approval from the Trump administration last week. Read More

Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan Health Venture Takes Aim at Middlemen

June 26, 2018

The health venture established by Amazon.com Inc., Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. will take aim at intermediaries in the health-care system as a part of a broad effort to reduce wasteful spending, the venture’s newly named chief executive officer said. Read More

Head of New U.S. Corporate Health Plan Cites Surgery as Biggest Cost

June 26, 2018

Dr. Atul Gawande, a surgeon who was named this week to head the company being formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase to trim employee healthcare costs, on Thursday cited surgery as the single biggest U.S. healthcare cost and said there are ways to both cut costs and improve patient care. Read More

California Lawmakers Want To Crack Down On Fraud At Drug Rehab Centers. Will It Work?

June 26, 2018

There are a whole host of problems with the drug rehab industry, according to a major investigation by the Southern California News Group: No degree, medical or otherwise, is required to get a facility license; and some centers are administering subpar, and even unnecessary, care and then billing insurance companies for it in the hopes of earning high reimbursements. Read More