Trends

Key Health Care News

Segal’s Second Quarter 2017 Trends highlights key areas health plan sponsors need to know.

You’ll learn about:

  • Opioid-related inpatient stay and emergency department visit data,
  • New claims and appeals processes for disability claims,
  • Details of the 21st Century Cures Act, and
  • Final rules on updating out-of-pocket limits for non-grandfathered group health plans.

You will also learn about these strategies plan sponsors are using to manage their health plan costs:

  • Incorporating plan design options to encourage non-drug therapy,
  • Enhanced patient and provider education,
  • Use of prior-authorization denial rates to control specialty drug costs, and 
  • Quantity limits on pain medications and participant lock-in programs.

Trends also covers important compliance developments.

 

Previous issues from 2014 through First Quarter 2017 are available on the Trends page.

Key Health Care News

Segal’s Second Quarter 2017 Trends highlights key areas health plan sponsors need to know.

You’ll learn about:

  • Opioid-related inpatient stay and emergency department visit data,
  • New claims and appeals processes for disability claims,
  • Details of the 21st Century Cures Act, and
  • Final rules on updating out-of-pocket limits for non-grandfathered group health plans.

You will also learn about these strategies plan sponsors are using to manage their health plan costs:

  • Incorporating plan design options to encourage non-drug therapy,
  • Enhanced patient and provider education,
  • Use of prior-authorization denial rates to control specialty drug costs, and
  • Quantity limits on pain medications and employee lock-in programs.

Trends also covers important compliance developments.

 

Previous issues from 2014 through First Quarter 2017 are available on the Trends page.

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Edward A. Kaplan

Edward A. Kaplan

SVP, National Health Practice Leader

Megan Kelly

Megan Kelly

VP and Benefits Consultant, National Multiemployer Health Practice Leader

Richard Ward

Richard Ward

SVP and Health Practice Leader

Kathryn L. Bakich

Kathryn L. Bakich

SVP, National Health Compliance Practice Leader