Final Rule Flurry Includes Notable Star Ratings Updates

In a final flurry of activity under the Trump administration’s Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) leadership, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released numerous final rules and other regulatory guidance last Friday, January 15. As...

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Wellness Program Participation Makes Sense (And Cents)

Wellness Program Participation Makes Sense (And Cents)

Is it worth it? That seems to be the lingering question in plan sponsors’ minds when they decide between various wellness program offerings. There’s strong evidence that these programs aid employee attraction and retention. But do wellness programs...

Shopping for Healthcare with a Blindfold On

Shopping for Healthcare with a Blindfold On

The cost of one medical procedure can vary widely depending on where you look. This is according to a recent article in HealthDay News that focuses on the cost discrepancies of x-rays and computerized tomography (CT) scans. The analysis found that...