Subtle Signs of Diabetes

2019-12-27T16:26:38+00:00

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 30 million Americans have diabetes – a chronic condition that happens when your body doesn’t produce enough insulin or process sugar efficiently. The surprising thing is that about 7.5 million people are diabetic and don’t know it! Doctors say if you’re over 45 years of age, are overweight [...]

Subtle Signs of Diabetes2019-12-27T16:26:38+00:00

Hospital Errors Rose 7% In 2018

2019-12-23T16:21:23+00:00

This article was published on December 18, 2019 on Connecticut Health I-Team, written by Cara Rosner. Photo Source: Connecticut Health I-Team. The number of “adverse events” occurring at Connecticut hospitals rose 7% in 2018, compared with the previous year, with a growing number of patients suffering serious injury or death associated with falls, according to [...]

Hospital Errors Rose 7% In 20182019-12-23T16:21:23+00:00

Using Social Media More

2019-12-05T16:21:43+00:00

The Binary Foundation reports that more than half of surveyed adults have used social media networks to search for healthcare providers – a six-fold increase since 2017. More important, 75% of respondents were influenced by online ratings and reviews, with many calling these reviews somewhat or very reliable. Only 9% said they do not use [...]

Using Social Media More2019-12-05T16:21:43+00:00

Surprise Bills

2019-11-27T17:16:54+00:00

A survey of individual healthcare consumers shows that the lack of cost transparency is taking a big toll, with more than half of respondents saying they have passed on doctor visits or prescriptions because of cost. The vast majority of those foregoing treatment cite the cost of higher deductibles and copays as the top concern [...]

Surprise Bills2019-11-27T17:16:54+00:00

Water and Weight Loss

2019-11-14T15:34:09+00:00

A study based on several years of data, published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, showed that increasing water consumption by one to three cups a day decreased total calorie intake by between 68 and 205 calories. Intake of sugar and cholesterol were also reduced as a result of drinking more water. [...]

Water and Weight Loss2019-11-14T15:34:09+00:00

Financial Literacy Required

2019-10-31T14:28:31+00:00

A recent article described a high school student who was inspired to attend a local community college for two years before transferring to a 4-year state university rather than attending the state university immediately after graduation. His decision resulted from taking a financial literacy class at his high school, which made him realize that his [...]

Financial Literacy Required2019-10-31T14:28:31+00:00

Bundled Payments for “Baby Bundles”

2019-10-22T16:24:18+00:00

Another major insurance carrier has cooperated with selected healthcare providers in two states to introduce a bundled payment program for maternity care. Like bundled payment programs used by Medicare and commercial carriers for total joint replacement, the bundled maternity program reimburses the care provider for an entire episode of care, including prenatal, delivery and postpartum [...]

Bundled Payments for “Baby Bundles”2019-10-22T16:24:18+00:00

Can Chronic Disease Management Really Work?

2019-10-21T21:05:51+00:00

With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projecting that 83 million people will soon have three or more chronic diseases, the number of employers working to manage chronic conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and coronary artery disease is staggering. Not only do the average medical costs for a diabetic exceed $16,000 per year, [...]

Can Chronic Disease Management Really Work?2019-10-21T21:05:51+00:00

Protecting Member’s Health Data

2019-10-02T16:31:01+00:00

The sensitive nature of information shared with payers and providers makes health plan members prime targets for identify theft. While no legislation is currently moving through Congress, a number of senators are taking steps to learn more about recent breaches of healthcare data involving collection agencies and diagnostics firms. While some employers are taking very [...]

Protecting Member’s Health Data2019-10-02T16:31:01+00:00

Diversified Group Named One of CT’s Healthiest Employers by Making Wellness Part of Company Culture

2019-09-17T15:47:47+00:00

This article was published on September 16, 2019 on Hartford Business written by Wendy Pierman Mitzel. Photo source is Hartford Business Journal. 1st Place | Category: 1,000 or fewer employees Diversified Group Headquarters: Marlborough Industry: Health insurance and benefits administration Top Executive: Brooks T. Goodison, President Diversified Group not only offers its customers a worksite [...]

Diversified Group Named One of CT’s Healthiest Employers by Making Wellness Part of Company Culture2019-09-17T15:47:47+00:00