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The NBA Health Care Scandal

On October 28, 2021
Learn more about health care fraud in sports leagues, the recent NBA health care scandal and what health care plans can do to prevent fraudulent behavior.

No Surprises Act & “Plan Websites”

On March 19, 2021
We received a great question about whether plans must host the provider list and directory on their website or can simply link to it. Read to learn more.

New Rules on Prescription Drug Importation Are Released – Or Are They?

On August 11, 2020
On July 4, 2020, an "Executive Order on Increasing Drug Importation to Lower Prices for American Patients" was issued. Is this a real step forward? Read on.

Bouncing Through Quarantine

On May 4, 2020
While most of the country is still maintaining social distancing order, it is very important to keep our personal well-being in mind. Learn more.

New Insight on Provider Surprise Billing

On February 17, 2020
Many states have enacted protections against balance billing and surprise billing, however, these state laws have limited applicability. Learn more.

I Got a Fever, and the Only Prescription is More Transparency

On January 23, 2020
A key part of the Administration's strategy to reduce health care costs involves increasing transparency in the healthcare industry. Learn More.

Patients are Increasingly Being Sent to Collections and Finding Themselves In Court – Sued by the Providers That Swore to Protect Them

On September 20, 2019
Court clerks in various geographic regions witnessed an undeniable uptick in the number of lawsuits being filed by hospitals and providers against patients.

Everything I Ever Needed to Learn, I learned in Pre-School!

On June 26, 2019
As the saying goes, many of the basic skills we need to be effective in life are taught to us early. “Use your words” – a common instruction given to young children who are struggling to express themselves or communicate effectively, is an instruction I still use daily – albeit with a slight adjustment. Especially with matters relating to plan administration, words alone aren’t enough! it’s important to use the correct words to avoid any confusion and ensure that everyone reading the plan understands exactly what you mean!

No No-fault – Michigan Revamps its Auto Insurance Rules

On June 19, 2019
Michigan's Senate passed sweeping legislation to get the state's auto insurance rates under control. Learn more about this new law and how it can impact you.

You Probably Can!

On July 11, 2018
Have your clients ever decided not to utilize wrap networking? Research shows that wrap networks offer the best bang for your buck! Read here to learn more.

In God We Trust; All Others Pay CASH…I wish…

On September 25, 2017
Do healthcare providers offer discounts for cash payment? Learn more about the growing rate of physicians in the US who contract directly with their patients.

It’s Time for a Wake-Up Call!

On June 26, 2017
Learn more about how to educate your employees and get them involved in making healthy choices to benefit themselves and their healthcare costs.

“Stay away from Back Surgery”: A Warning from NBA Coach Steve Kerr

On June 14, 2017
As orthopedic surgeries are more commonly recommended, the cost continues to increase. Will we see a 400% increase by 2030? Learn more.

Bite the Hand

On May 30, 2017
Ron Peck, Esq. discusses the issue of private payers being charged inflated amounts and what the future can hold. Read more today.

You Are Not Going to Sue Us, Are You?

On May 10, 2017
We take a look at a case where a client was billed thousands per day for similar treatments under different company names. Learn more.