Unfortunately, scenes of violence marked by individuals acting out in dramatic fashion have become a fixture of the daily news cycle, too often taking place in a hospital, medical office building or other care centers. Clinicians and healthcare executives carry the responsibility of initiating actions to minimize and mitigate the risk of these events at their facilities.
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2018 was another year of continued consolidation and turbulence in the U.S. healthcare industry. M&A continues at a very brisk pace; maintaining the aggressive trend of over 220 M&A deals per quarter, as has been the case for the past several years, according to Health Research Institute at PricewaterhouseCoopers. This pace of transactions has resulted in an uptick of both new growth opportunities and heightened risk in all areas of the U.S. healthcare industry.
This year, we will release a Compliance Continuity edition each month to help guide you as you make progress toward decreasing the risks associated with failure to adhere to the various laws and regulations impacting employee benefits and thus potentially divert time and resources from your core functions.
On Friday evening, Judge Reed O’Connor of the Federal District Court in Fort Worth, Texas issued a ruling finding that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) is unconstitutional in its entirety.
As a trusted advisor, Gallagher will help you navigate the dynamic landscape of employee benefits compliance issues related to changing and new regulations impacting employee benefits. Consider your organization’s strategy to remain nimble as federal agencies release sometimes confusing guidance impacting employee benefits and environmental circumstances interrupt business operations.
Physician burnout has been a hot topic in the healthcare space and according to recent studies, it is not showing signs of fizzling out.
This edition of Compliance Checkpoints is designed to help you evaluate the various technology service providers who offer Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) compliance and reporting solutions.
Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and specialty pharmacies can vary in the quality of clinical services provided in managing patients, who have complex medical conditions and receive high cost medications.
Do unwelcome behaviors exist in your workplace environment? If so, is the elephant in the room ignored or acknowledged? In light of all of the attention on sexual harassment brought by the #metoo movement, this seems an opportune time to examine this dilemma in the healthcare industry.
As a trusted advisor, Gallagher will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of employee benefits compliance issues. This edition of Compliance Checkpoints highlights workable strategies that organizations have implemented to assist employees and their family members with opioid addiction, which is an epidemic in the United States. Below, we explain how the right benefit plan can be your prescription for a better workplace.