ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Council of Self-Insurers (NCSI) asked Joe Paduda to discuss how medical providers price their services to different payer groups at its 2019 Annual Meeting, June 9-12.
The principal of Health Strategy Associates and author of the www.ManagedCareMatters.com blog, Paduda is a nationally recognized expert in medical management. His session “Healthcare Costs – What You Pay and What You Can Do About It” starts at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, June 10.
Paduda will compare what Medicare and Medicaid, group health plans and workers’ compensation payers pay for facility, provider and pharmacy services. He will touch on preferred provider organization discounts versus the actual cost of service, how to secure the best costs and outcomes, and how the trend toward transparency is upending traditional pharmacy benefit management models. Attendees will learn strategies to assess their pricing.
The 2019 NCSI Annual Meeting and Solutions Expo will be held in Orlando, Florida on June 9 through June 12. For more information and to register, please see https://ncsi.memberclicks.net/annual-meeting
About Joe Paduda
Joe Paduda, principal of Health Strategy Associates, has worked in healthcare for 35 years. He consults with managed care organizations, providers, insurers, employers, and private equity firms and writes the popular and controversial www.ManagedCareMatters.com blog. Paduda is also president of CompPharma, a consulting firm focused on improving pharmacy management programs in workers’ compensation. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Commonwealth Care Alliance, a Massachusetts-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization serving individuals with complex medical, behavioral health, and social needs and who are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare. For more information, please see www.healthstrategyassoc.com and www.ManagedCareMatters.com.
The National Council of Self-Insurers was created on June 4, 1946 when seven state associations signed the “Articles of Agreement.” The NCSI is an organization of corporate, state association and professional members. The Council represents 3500 employers and has always believed that the worker’s’ compensation system, when properly administered, is a vital part of the economic and social fabric of the United States. You can find out more at www.natcouncil.com.