Unfortunately, the health care industry has long been plagued by widespread issues of mis-billing. Think about it for a minute. How […]
This is an age-old question that we’ll probably be asking for years – decades even – to come. But before we […]
What can employers do to be part of the solution in addressing health care waste within their benefit plans?
It’s been reported that health care waste carries a price tag of $750 billion in the U.S. each year. That’s an […]
As employers work to get more control of the health plan dollars they’re spending, closer claim review has become a key […]
When employers take a closer look at their health plans and break down the various elements, the savings opportunities start to […]
When reviewing health claims, do only the ones that total large dollar amounts need closer scrutiny?
The way we have always approached this at Cypress, each health claim should receive careful review. Sure, it’s not as likely […]
In reviewing two separate health claims for the same MRI procedure, how can the charges be so drastically different?
We see cases of this all the time. The same procedure is performed at two different locations (sometimes within just a […]
With a self-funded plan, employers aren’t cutting a check for the same amount every month to cover health claims. Instead, the […]
With self-funding, what happens if a plan participant incurs an unexpected, high-cost claim that could break the bank?
This is where stop loss insurance comes in as a risk management tool for self-funded plans. It doesn’t insure your plan […]
Let’s back up for a minute. One of the ways that self-funded health plans administered through Cypress differ from many fully […]