Health care costs

Out-of-grid emergency payments were twice the baseline

Out-of-grid emergency payments were twice the baseline

In a new study that sheds light on “surprise billing,” researchers found that insurers paid out-of-network reimbursements in emergency medicine that were about double in-network median rates. Self-funded insurers coughed up more money than fully insured insurers, suggesting they were more willing to cut fees paid by insured patients. Overall, “insurers were allowing much higher …

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In 2020, children under 18 accounted for 25% of mental health spending.

In 2020, children under 18 accounted for 25% of mental health spending.

While older adults account for the lion’s share of overall health care costs, those under 25 are propelling a slow and steady increase in mental health and addictions spending, according to a report by the Benefits Research Institute. employee benefits (EBRI). Why is it important: Employers face an increasingly difficult balancing act: they know that …

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