Help for the Opiod Crisis–But at What Cost

The implications of H.R. 6 for ESRD Patients and their Plans Just read this eye-opening article about House Resolution 6, the “SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act,” which addresses the rising cost of the opioid epidemic in America—but at the expense of health plans managing ESRD claims. Could this affect the affordability of care in […]

5 Ways to Bring Down Healthcare Costs in 2018

In February 2018, President Donald Trump made a number of legal changes to Medicare. In doing so, he exposed the real healthcare costs in the U.S. These rising costs don’t just affect patients. They also affect hospitals and employers offering health insurance plans. Can healthcare costs be managed or reduced? Most definitely. Using an oncology […]

The Annual Kidney Dialysis Cost in USA

Patients diagnosed with end stage renal disease (ESRD) have very few options. If they’re very lucky, they’ll be to get a kidney transplant. Otherwise, they’ll need to go on dialysis. Dialysis patients need a lot of resources to stay healthy. Most insurance companies will cover the bulk of the cost. However, your clinic is likely […]

Amazing Innovations In Cancer Therapy to Expect in 2018

Here’s a stunning statistic: 1 in 3 Americans will contract cancer in their lifetimes. 600,000 people will die from cancer this year. Cancer is a disease whose death toll is incalculable at this point. But researchers across the globe have b een working to improve cancer treatment and preventative care. At the annual American Association […]

Benefits Consultant Spotlight: Shay Cowan

Specialty Care Management (SCM) is fortunate to work with many innovative benefits consultants, one of which we’d like to highlight today. Shay Cowan, Principal, Katz/Pierz, worked alongside SCM President and CEO Rick Garrison during our recent Pareto case study panel and has been a stellar addition to our circle of trusted benefits consultants.   Experienced […]

SCM Founder Talks Self-Funding Across the Pond

  Specialty Care Management (SCM) recently traveled to London for the Transcontinental Self-Insurance Symposium (June 4-6) to help self-funded entities from across the globe ‘mind the gap’ between rapidly changing political and business markets and how these could affect them in the future. During this new symposium organized by the Self-Insurance Institute of America (SIIA), […]