Register Now for MBGH’s 2022 Wellness & Health Benefit Conference

The Great Resignation: Role of Health Benefits in Recruitment & Retention REGISTER HERE for our August 16, 2022 Annual Wellness & Health Benefits Conference. We are excited to be back in-person and look forward [Read entire story]

Do You Know Your Hospital’s Safety Grade?

Do You Know Your Hospital's Safety Grade? Unfortunately, In the spring 2022 round of The Hospital Safety Grade, metro-Memphis hospitals fell behind the national averages for hospitals with an “A” (30%) [Read entire story]

The FedExCup Playoffs launch in Memphis, even without some notable golfers

"This will still be some of the best golfers in the world playing in Memphis,” said Kevin Kane, president and CEO of Memphis Tourism. Article by Memphis Business News - Local Memphis News | Memphis Business Journal. [Read entire story]

Guest column: Four principles for responsible staffing — Mark Story, president and COO of Staffline

The business of staffing is considerably different than it was two years ago. Article by Memphis Business News - Local Memphis News | Memphis Business Journal. Read entire story here. [Read entire story]

Weather Forecast: Sunny and warm

Today will be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 80s, according to the National Weather Service. Winds will be from the northeast around 5 mph. Article by Memphis Commercial Appeal Stories. Read entire story here. [Read entire story]

Memphis-area obituaries for Thursday, July 10

Katie Lee Aiello, 99, of Memphis, Tennessee died on Tuesday, July 8 at Baptist Hospital in Memphis. A parishioner of St. Michael Catholic Church, Katie attended South Side High School and became a beauticial owning her [Read entire story]

Stax records is heading to Broadway

The musical Memphis, which was loosely based on the story of Dewey Phillips playing black music in the 1950s, played to great success on Broadway from October 2009 to August 2012. Now, Stax is getting the Broadway [Read entire story]

Class of ’08 graduates earned average of $52,000 four years later

Graduates who earned bachelor's degrees in 2008 — at the height of the recession — and who held full-time jobs earned an average of $52,200 in 2012. According to a Bloomberg report, the National Center for Education [Read entire story]

MBGH Update: Methodist Healthcare Quality Report Cards Now On-line

Memphis Business Group on Health (MBGH) applauds Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (Methodist) for making their quality of care report card public on their websites. Specifically, MBGH is pleased with this initiative for [Read entire story]

DOL FAQ on Mental Health Parity Offers Guidance for Grandfathered Plans

Click here to read Buck Consultants' summary of how recently released DOL FAQ ( click here to read) on mental health parity impacts grandfathered status under health reform. Article by Blog Updates. Read entire story [Read entire story]

Preventable Medical Errors Add More Than $19.5 Billion to US Healthcare Costs

Yet another study reveals the direct connection between poor quality of care and increased cost. Milliman's recent study for the Society of Actuaries found that, in 2008, avoidable medical errors added $19.5 billion to [Read entire story]

Health Care Reform Costs to Insurers May Exceed Forecasts

Compliance with the new medical loss ratios by health plans could cost health insurance companies much more than originally predicted according to a recent study conducted by Weiss Ratings. Margins for health insurance [Read entire story]

New Health Plan Appeals Rules Announced by HHS

Click here to read the HHS fact sheet on the new internal/external appeals rules for NEW health plans. Grandfathered plans are not impacted by the new rules. The new rules provide health plan members with the ability to [Read entire story]

Employers Face Penalties with New Non-Discrimination Rules

Click here ?to read? the article from Employee Benefit News summarizing new non-discrimination rules re: executive medical plans. Article by Blog Updates. Read entire story here. [Read entire story]

Will New Technology Transform How Healthcare is Delivered?

Check out how wireless technology is now being used to help manage patients from home & the other innovations being developed to improve care & increase efficiency. How do you plan to incorporate this type of [Read entire story]

Memphis Employers: Accountable Care Organizations Are Coming! Are You Ready?

Memphis employers, employees & their families will definitely be affected by the latest trend to hit the healthcare delivery system: Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). The concept is not entirely new but is a new [Read entire story]

Large Employers Rate Flexibility Over Advantages of "Grandfather" Status

A Hewitt Associates survey of 466 large employers released on August 10, 2010 indicates most expect to lose their Grandfather plan status in the next two years, and for sure by 2014. Reasons sited for loss include [Read entire story]

New Over the Counter Rules Can Be Confusing

Effective January 1, 2011, employees must have a "prescription" to purchase over-the-counter medicines and drugs if they are to be categorized as "medical care" for purposes of the employer health plan and health savings [Read entire story]