April 20, 2020 | Medliminal, LLC announced today the public launch of its trailblazing Employee Medical Bill Champion (EMBC) program. EMBC is a medical bill compliance solution designed to protect employees from overpaying on medical bills.
April 10, 2020 | As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our healthcare system, relevant coding and billing guidelines are being updated. This information is essential to maintaining the timeliness and accuracy of healthcare administration. However, it can be difficult to locate and keep track of COVID-19 related changes. Medliminal wants to continue to be a resource to our partners, supporters, and colleagues during this time by reporting the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding coding and billing guideline updates.
March 30, 2020 | As the Coronavirus continues to cause illness and hospitalization, health care experts are receiving a larger set of data to work with, and they’re better able to understand the virus that has caused a world-wide pandemic. This data includes the fees associated with a COVID-19 diagnosis and hospitalization. The Medliminal® team put out an article last week addressing the large medical costs associated with COVID-19 that could potentially surpass $20,000 per employee. That number has now increased, according to a patient named Danni Askini.
March 26, 2020 | Like many other companies, the Medliminal team is working remotely during this uncertain time. There are pros and cons to working from home, so we thought we'd share our tips and tricks to help you or your company get through this period of working remotely.
March 19, 2020 | On March 13th, the Kaiser Family Foundation released a brief that delves into the costs surrounding COVID-19. The findings highlight the steep expenses that may plague employer health plans and their enrollees.
March 7, 2020 | A new report on health care spending trends reveals that in 2018, health care prices continued to rise for American consumers. However, along with a decrease in the rate of growth, there was an increase in utilization.
January 28, 2020 | Consumers are increasingly shopping around for health care coverage, they're especially seeking plans with affordable payment choices, according to the AccessOne Patient Finance Survey, "How healthcare cost information and payment options affect patient behavior."
January 8, 2020 | Each new year brings with it both predicted, and unpredictable, changes and transformations. The health care and benefits industries are no different, especially with technology advancing at such a rapid place.
January 7, 2020 | As the younger generations are exploring adulthood and developing opinions, the world is changing with them. One of the most discussed "adult" topics right now is health care, and both Millennials and Gen Z have a very clear point of view.
November 26, 2019 | By the end of 2020, a group of 5th Circuit Court judges is expected to make a decision to either invalidate the Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional or uphold it. Given the severity of this decision, the ruling could face legal challenges and end up in the Supreme Court.
April 17, 2019 | Artificial Intelligence may seem frightening, but the truth is that it has the potential to significantly improve our lives. The Healthcare industry has been heavily involving AI in new processes and programs, and the results are exciting.
April 12, 2019 | United Healthcare announced that it will expand a program that will connect consumers directly to drug discounts. This move could lower costs for those who struggle with high deductibles and other out-of-pocket expenses. This plan will take effect next year and will be required for all new employer clients. However, existing clients are permitted to continue under the older system. When their contract needs to be renewed, those clients will be encouraged to switch to the new plan, but not required to. Anger over drug prices continues to grow, and pharmaceutical companies and insurers are increasingly pointing fingers at one another. Drug companies accuse insurers of profiting from their share of the rebates they collect, and insurers say the manufacturers are the ones who decide what a drug costs. Both industries have come under scrutiny and have struggled to show that they’re addressing the issue. United analyzed employers who have voluntarily adopted similar programs and the results show that consumers are more likely to fill their prescriptions, which can improve their health. The company also stated that the existing voluntary program, which began this year, has already lowered drug costs for consumers by an average of $130 per eligible prescription.