By George J. Pantos, Esq., Healthcare Performance Management Institute With a growing national focus on finding ways to control ever-increasing health costs, greater transparency of claims data in the U.S. health care system might be a key to bending the cost curve downward. Yet in the national dialog on health reform, the importance of claims […]
Technology Offers Immediate Solution for Soaring Healthcare Costs While President Obama made a strong pitch for health insurance reform to a joint session of Congress, striking omissions in his speech were failure to address the critical cost issue and how technology can help contain escalating health costs today. Absent from his speech were references to how […]
The challenge for Congress is to walk a fine line by adopting needed reforms while strengthening the current system. The quest for health reform by a divided Congress is echoing loudly across the U.S. employment-based landscape. Although a final legislative outcome is far from being decided as of this writing in mid-September 2009, the direction […]
WellNet Source – Innovation for a Healthier Workforce – Issue No. 2 – Winter 2009 By George J. Pantos, Esq. Click here to view a PDF version of the WellNetSource publication.
Lookout — Volume 23 By George J. Pantos, Esq. and Cliffort Roberti Once again, Congress is under political pressure to allow federal waivers to ERISA’s preemption provisions. In 1993–94, ERISA was a major health care reform battleground and waivers were a critical legislative issue in the 104th Congress. While the waiver issue failed passage in the […]