Trends

Key Health Care News

Sibson’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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