David Burda (twitter.com/@davidrburda, firstname.lastname@example.org) is editorial director, health care strategies, for MSP-C, where he serves as the chief health care content strategist and health care subject matter expert, and was editor of Modern Healthcare, the industry’s leading health care business publication.
Employers advocating alternative medical treatments need to create financial incentives.
EEOC, HHS lay out the regulatory do’s and don’ts for workplace wellness programs.
Employers must not shrink from asking if their costs will rise after merger deals are done.
An abundance of resources enables companies to steer patients to the safest hospitals and doctors.
The shift to value-based reimbursement should shift money back to employers.
Due diligence is required when considering narrow provider networks for workers.
Device makers and providers—not insurers or employers—should assume risk.
Medication therapy management makes the medicine go down—along with employer health costs.
Telemedicine may offer employers lower health care costs and higher productivity from workers.
The ACA’s medical-loss ratio is proving to be a big win for employers.