The Assist Group, Inc. Tackles $436 Billion Annual Outpatient Overspend

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The Assist Group (TAG) now offers payers a mechanism to control soaring Outpatient costs with its outpatient pre-payment review service.

The growth rate of outpatient care costs, a product of increasing outpatient utilization and rising charges, now exceeds all other health care service categories. As outpatient expenses grow, the risk of inappropriate billing increases. According to the McKinsey research on health care, an estimated two-thirds of the $650 billion annual U.S. health care overspend comes from outpatient claims. The Assist Group (TAG) now offers payers a mechanism to control these costs with its outpatient pre-payment review service.

"Rapid outpatient growth has created a tidal wave of need for our clients,” says Bob Malone, CEO of TAG. “The new outpatient cost containment service capitalizes on our extensive inpatient experience and methodology that has saved our clients hundreds of millions of dollars while paying providers fairly.” He continues, “Our outpatient review service works in conjunction with our clients existing cost containment solutions and is simple to access.”

In addition to the outpatient review service, TAG also offers outpatient negotiations where through collaboration with the provider, a signed settlement agreement is obtained. Bob Malone said “each negotiated claim is unique, each one is a different situation because patient care is complex and our logic-based negotiations adjusts to each situation.”

About The Assist Group
TAG provides claims review and resolution services and NICU care management services to health plans, carriers, reinsurers, managing underwriters and third party. TAG employs aggressively fair strategies that are designed to save payers money while paying providers fairly.

Call to explore how TAG can provide outpatient cost containment solutions for you 877-631-9080 or visit

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Barry Schapiro
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