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State Employee Benefit Plans Provide Insight Into Overall Group Benefit Trends

By Clive Riddle, July 20, 2017

The Summer 2017 edition of Data, Segal Consulting’s publication providing research findings on public sector employee benefits, presents findings from their 2017 State Employee Health Benefits Study. As states are.............Click to continue


Friday Five: Top 5 healthcare business news items from the MCOL Weekend edition

By Claire Thayer, July 14, 2017

Every business day, MCOL posts feature stories making news on the business of health care. Here are five we think are particularly important for this week.............Click to continue


Medicaid Patient Satisfaction: High Despite Naysayers and Longer Wait Times

By Clive Riddle, July 13, 2017

The July 10 , 2017 Research Letter published in JAMA, A National Survey of Medicaid Beneficiaries’ Expenses and Satisfaction With Health Care, and authored by researchers at the.............Click to continue


Healthcare 2017 Viewed Through Brokers’ Lens

by Clive Riddle, July 7, 2017

With the onset of the ACA at the start of this decade, if one asked how brokers would view the world of healthcare seven years later, some would have answered “who cares – they will become irrelevant.” But flash forward to 2017 and here they are, continuing to play the role they have always played, even though.............Click to continue


Friday Five: Top 5 healthcare business news items from the MCOL Weekend edition

By Claire Thayer, July 7, 2017

Every business day, MCOL posts feature stories making news on the business of health care. Here are five we think are particularly important for this week.............Click to continue


Friday Five: Top 5 healthcare business news items from the MCOL Weekend edition

By Claire Thayer, June 30, 2017

Every business day, MCOL posts feature stories making news on the business of health care. Here are five we think are particularly important for this week.............Click to continue


Top Challenges Facing Healthcare Executives

By Claire Thayer, June 29, 2017

Complying with government requirements and mandates continues to be one of the top challenges healthcare executives face along with.............Click to continue


Health Care Goes to the Mall

by Kim Bellard, June 29, 2017

It's either auspicious or ironic: decades after other retail industries, health care is coming to the mall. These are not, generally, good days for the malls. We've all seen.............Click to continue


A virtual tour of new studies on virtual visits

By Clive Riddle, June 23, 2017

The Advisory Board reports that “up to 77% of consumers would consider seeing a provider virtually—and 19% already have,” according to just published results.............Click to continue


Friday Five: Top 5 healthcare business news items from the MCOL Weekend edition

By Claire Thayer, June 23, 2017

Every business day, MCOL posts feature stories making news on the business of health care. Here are five we think are particularly important for this week.............Click to continue


A Dozen Takeaways From PwC’s Medical Cost Trend: Behind the Numbers 2018 Report

By Clive Riddle, June 16, 2017

PwC’s Health Research Institute has released Medical Cost Trend: Behind the Numbers 2018, their twelfth annual report projecting the growth of private sector medical costs in the coming year and identifying the leading.............Click to continue


Friday Five: Top 5 healthcare business news items from the MCOL Weekend edition

By Claire Thayer, June 16, 2017

Every business day, MCOL posts feature stories making news on the business of health care. Here are five we think are particularly important for this week.............Click to continue


Centura Health Shares Strategies for Reducing Readmissions in Bundled Payment Arrangements

By Clive Riddle, June 9, 2017

Two experts from Centura Health, the Colorado based healthcare system shared their organization’s strategies in reducing readmissions in bundled payment arrangements for total hip and knee replacements, as part of.............Click to continue


Friday Five: Top 5 healthcare business news items from the MCOL Weekend edition

By Claire Thayer, June 9, 2017

Every business day, MCOL posts feature stories making news on the business of health care. Here are five we think are particularly important for this week.............Click to continue


In your member enrollment process leaving you exposed?

By Claire Thayer, June 2, 2017

In September last year, the Government Accounting Office released a new study on findings from its undercover enrollment eligibility testing of federal and selected state marketplaces. As part of the study, GAO submitted 15 fake.............Click to continue


Friday Five: Top 5 healthcare business news items from the MCOL Weekend edition

By Claire Thayer, June 2, 2017

Every business day, MCOL posts feature stories making news on the business of health care. Here are five we think are particularly important for this week.............Click to continue


Nine Things to Know About J.D. Powers 2017 Member Health Plan Study Results

By Clive Riddle, June 2, 2017

J.D. Powers has just released their 2017 Member Health Plan Study Results. J.D. Powers tells us this 11th annual study “measures satisfaction among members of.............Click to continue


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MCOLBlog Team

Kim Bellard
KB Consulting
Columbus, OH

Krista Burris
Healthcare Strategy Consultant
San Francisco Bay Area

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William DeMarco
President
DeMarco and Associates
Rockford, IL

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Laurie Gelb
Vice President
ORC International
Seattle, WA

Dan Juberg
Vice President, West
Lumeris
Los Angeles, CA

Nate Kaufman
Managing Director
Kaufman Strategic Advisors
San Diego, CA

Cyndy Nayer
Founder and CEO
Cyndy Nayer's Center of Health Engagement
CyndyNayer.com

Lindsay Resnick
Chief Marketing Officer
KBM Group: Health Services

Clive Riddle
President
MCOL
Modesto, CA

Marshall Riddle
Senior Analyst
MCOL
Modesto, CA

Claire Thayer
Vice President
Business Development
MCOL
Portland, OR