Groupthink. The Abilene Paradox. Yes-Men. These are all things we’ve heard about for years. Avoiding groupthink is one of the constant battles in start-ups and Fortune 500 companies alike. So what can I share that is new on the topic? Nothing really. The point is not always about sharing something new but rather practicing. If […]
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Last week we saw the announcement by WEX Health of their intention to purchase Discovery Benefits, one of the largest TPAs in the U.S. and one of WEX’s largest clients. Whenever you’re a provider of administration platform solutions you routinely run into some degree of channel conflict. That said, when a platform player like WEX […]
There are many players in the small group insurance space – some old and some new. Brokers understand the small group market because they deal with the owners and members of small groups every day. Health plans know that small groups come to them for insurance but see growth in that block more as a […]
This week has seen a number of articles that have focused on the recent Trump Administration announcement regarding Association Health Plans (AHPs). This Monday, June 25th, The Virginian-Pilot published an article entitled, Buyer Beware: Inexpensive Health Plans Often Not What They Seem. This piece is similar in tone to comedian John Oliver’s expose on addiction treatment […]
Last week, President Trump announced the release of the new Association Health Plan (AHP) rules that will “…rescue small business from the Obamacare nightmare…” After reviewing the rule itself and talking with a number of stakeholders, I published a brief outline of the rule itself and my initial reactions. This week the conversation continues and […]
Regardless of how you feel about President Trump or how you align yourself politically, this week the Department of Labor (DOL), led by Secretary Alex Acosta, announced the expansion of Association Health Plans (AHPs). So, what does that mean? The answer is more complicated than the question, as it often is. AHPs are not a […]
Recently, I shared an infographic from @MGMA (The Medical Group Management Association) that indicated that 74% of respondents were unfamiliar with the Direct Primary Care (DPC) model. Shortly after sharing, @SteveHeet replied to my tweet asking the following: “Is there a general consensus that DPC reduces the traditional FFS patient panel? If so, with all […]
In today’s fast-paced world businesses are juggling competing priorities. You need to bring your product(s) to market, manage growth, control costs, remain nimble, drive innovation and oh, yeah, keep tabs on what the competition is doing. Most leaders today do simply that, they read what news they can or follow a news feed and catch […]
In 1989 I read a book called Attacking Faulty Reasoning by T. Edward Damer for a college class and I still have that book today. It’s dogeared and I’ve added tabs and I refer to it often. I do this because contained within the pages of this text are words of wisdom – powerful words that […]
Recently, I started reading about the psychology behind mobile games. I admit I love to play a couple of them. I’ve picked up and put down Clash of Clans more times than I can recall and I’m also a fan of Boom Beach and Lunar Battle. That said, I don’t consider myself an addict but […]