Under the Affordable Care Act many employers are seeing premiums and out of pocket costs rise substantially.
Manhattan, NY (PRWEB) January 13, 2014
For employers providing self-funded healthcare to their employees, every dollar matters. With the new laws taking effect under the Affordable Care Act many employers are seeing premiums and out of pocket costs rise substantially. As a result of these increased costs, many employers are reducing their workforce or reducing employee hours in an effort to fall outside the scope of the Employer Mandate.
Over the past two years one of the emerging trends to combat this looming financial burden has been employers contracting directly with medical providers for reduced costs for employee care. With the Direct Contracting Model, employers are offered significant cost savings if their employees choose one of the employers designated providers for surgical and non-surgical care. Companies including WalMart, Lowe’s and GE were among the first to adopt this model and have seen cost savings in the millions.
For this event, experts including physicians and health policy experts will discuss the benefits of the Direct Contracting Model as well as the process of implementation.
The event is open to all employers providing either self-funded or commercial insurance policies to their employees.
January 23, 2014
7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Westin Hotel Times Square
270 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
Please RSVP to:
Marc Siegel, MD
Dr. Siegel is a Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of Doctor Radio at NYU and Senior Medical Correspondent at the Fox News Channel. He is also the co-host of House Call on Fox News Channel as well as a regular columnist for Forbes, USA Today, National Review, and the Wall Street Journal. His most recent book is The Inner Pulse; Unlocking the Secret Code of Sickness and Health. Dr. Siegel graduated from SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and completed his residency training at the New York University Medical Center and currently maintains a private internal medicine practice in Manhattan. Dr. Siegel is a leading voice with regard to health economics and policy under the Affordable Care Act.
Robert Haar, MD
Dr. Haar is the founder of Regency Healthcare, a transparent cash based orthopedic surgery practice in Manhattan. Dr. Haar’s model operates outside the confines of insurance based medicine and instead implements free market principles to offer cash pricing for orthopedic and general surgical procedures to individuals and businesses. Dr. Haar is the first orthopedic surgeon in Manhattan to adopt this model and has been heralded as a thought leader with regard to employer and individual healthcare. He is also a board certified orthopedic surgeon with over 30 years experience practicing in Manhattan.
Jim Millaway, CORA
Jim Millaway is a benefits consultant with Holmes Orginisation where he specializes in healthcare benefits and risk management. Mr. Millaway has extensive experience in the medical field having worked with Cancer Treatment Centers of America and the Saint Francis Health System. He has also worked extensively in the insurance industry having worked with both the Holmes Orginisation and Community Care Managed Healthcare Plans. Mr. Millaway works with employers across the country to implement healthcare cost savings programs and was named to the 40 Under 40 by Business Insurance Magazine.