Reflecting on Year One of the 988 Mental Health Crisis Hotline

Reflecting on Year One of the 988 Mental Health Crisis Hotline

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (988 Lifeline) was launched nationwide last summer, and mental health experts report that it’s made help more accessible for Americans. Like dialing 911 for medical emergencies, people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis can call or text 988 to connect with counselors who will listen, provide support and connect…

Self-care and Mental Health

Self-care and Mental Health

Self-care can be defined as activities done intentionally to positively impact mental, physical and emotional well-being. Self-care has a direct correlation to mental health. Different self-care techniques can help create healthy coping mechanisms toward unavoidable stressors in everyday life. In turn, practicing these techniques can soothe negative symptoms of mental illness or simply help you…

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer, excluding some types of skin cancer, and the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths for adults in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Colorectal cancer occurs in the colon or the rectum, and it is often curable if the cancerous polyps…

Common Myths of RBP Explained

Common Myths of RBP Explained

Employers are getting creative in an effort to reduce their healthcare costs, including looking for alternatives to the typical preferred provider organization (PPO) plan. Many are choosing self-insurance coupled with reference-based pricing (RBP), which is the assessment and payment of medical claims based on Medicare reimbursement data or the provider’s self-reported cost to deliver the…

How Reference-based Pricing Works

How Reference-based Pricing Works

A full-service health plan solution with the savings of reference-based pricing (RBP) built-in provides savings that could never be achieved with a PPO, and more freedom too. And with those cost savings, employers are laying the groundwork to be more competitive. The reference-based pricing (RBP) model starts at the bottom with an actual cost amount,…