Doesn’t it make you crazy when you know there is a better way to do something and you want to scream your head off until everyone else knows it too? That is how I feel about benefits — they are important, there are several stakeholders and sometimes competing priorities. And right now, the whole conglomeration is a big mess.
There is one thing that all parties seem to agree on — the current situation cannot continue.
As an industry we need:
• Fee Transparency for everyone – who gets paid what, and when –your benefits advisor, the hospital, the imaging center, the lab, and every other component of the system
• Alignment of the incentives to good care – there shouldn’t be competing interests between hospitals, doctors, pharmacies, all the other providers of care and yes, benefits advisors also.
• Access to quality care and understanding of what quality care is. Make sure your employee gets it! Not only is it the right thing to do, it will save your plan a significant amount of money
Give me a call or shoot me an email. I’ll be glad to answer any questions you have!
Phone: (210) 617-3086
Fax: (210) 493-0386
Mailing Address: PO Box 461767, San Antonio, TX 78246
Address: 300 E Ramsey, Ste. 305, San Antonio, TX 78216