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Land of 10,000 Stories: Cop and Homeless Veteran

On February 15, 2017
Big medical bills are a problem for many Americans. But few services deliver a bigger surprise hit than a life-saving ride on an air ambulance.

The Guilty Shall Remain Nameless – Yet I Shall Shame Them

On February 14, 2017
I went to the ever famous, “doc in the box.” Prior to walking into the reception area, I told myself I would report as self-pay, not tap my health insurance, and see how it all might shake out.

Empower Your Plans!

On February 14, 2017
The United Benefit Advisors recently came out with the average cost of premiums for health insurance in every state. Let Phia help you empower your plan!

The Time of Uncertainty

On February 13, 2017
At a recent Republican retreat, someone secretly recorded discussions regarding the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Ignorance Is Not A Defense

On February 13, 2017
Healthcare is a bill that is oft footed by someone else – so why should we care? We all need to challenge ourselves to be open to viewpoints – listen, learn, and be educated.

Empowering Plans Segment 02 - The Next Episode

On February 12, 2017
In this second installment of The Phia Group's official podcast, our hosts begin sharing what makes their own health plan a source of savings for the employer and benefits employees love.

We Have a New Secretary of HHS

On February 10, 2017
In a rare overnight session, the Senate voted 52-47 (along party lines) to confirm Tom Price (R-GA) as Secretary of HHS. He will be managing a department with a $1 trillion budget and have the authority to rewrite ACA rules.

It’s Tax Time – Do You Know Your 6056 Deadlines?

On February 10, 2017
The tax season is officially upon us. Reporting requirements under ACA Section 6055 and 6056 are still in effect for the 2016 calendar year.

From the Waiting Room: Health Insurance

On February 9, 2017
I recently found myself in a doctor’s waiting room. I overheard another patient arguing with the office administrator. The gist of it was that he was being balance billed for an amount exceeding what insurance paid.

No News Is Good News For Healthcare Providers

On February 9, 2017
Much like a pendulum, there is a swing from right to left with different sides trying to tell their message and incite a reaction; a swing not seen on such a public scale in our own Health Care Industry.

Overpayment Success Story: Dialysis Claim

On February 9, 2017
A dialysis claim was adjudicated at the regular out-of-network rate instead of the dialysis carve-out rate of 130% of Medicare.

Self-Funded Employers Beware the Network!

On February 8, 2017
Self-funded employers should be careful when selecting networks. In some cases, low discounts, anti-audit clauses, unseen provider agreements, and upside-down DRGs can cause more problems than the network access is worth.

The Details of Your Coverage Plan Matter

On February 8, 2017
Employers face many, many regulatory burdens. There is an ever-increasing number of federal regulations to abide by, and each state maintains its own set of regulations

A Canadian Pays Cash for Care – Part One

On February 8, 2017
I paid for the procedure, had no claim to worry about, and the care was excellent. Read more about how I did this.

Mental Health Parity and Claim Negotiation

On February 8, 2017
When choosing claims to have negotiated, don’t worry about mental health parity. While it’s an important set of laws, it primarily protects patients from having higher responsibility. Read More.