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Cypress University doesn’t stop educating you after class is dismissed at the annual cost containment conference. We’re dedicated to year-round education by keeping you informed of industry trends, sharing opinions from experts, and cost containment results from programs you can implement today.

Opportunities (And Missed Opportunities) Via Provider Transparency

October 30th, 2018

One of the biggest issues in healthcare is the lack of pricing transparency by providers. Patients lack the ability to see what a procedure will cost before they go to receive the care. Once they see the price, the deed is done and it’s too late to consider other options. Prices for common healthcare procedures have… Read More

Benefits of a Psychologically Healthy Workplace

October 30th, 2018

ENCOURAGING A PSYCHOLOGICALLY HEALTHY WORKPLACE THROUGH AN EAP   An employee assistance program is designed to help members address mental and behavioral health concerns. EAPs offer help with a wide range of issues – providing short term counseling for stress, anxiety, depression, or even substance abuse and relationship issues. Additionally, EAPs can include other work/life… Read More

Fiduciary Responsibility and You: Self Funded? You’re on the Hook!

October 30th, 2018

WHAT DOES FIDUCIARY DUTY MEAN IN A SELF-FUNDED PLAN? The idea of fiduciary duty means that you have a duty to all of the plan members to spend, or not spend, plan dollars appropriately. It’s meant to ensure that the individuals in charge of the plan are always acting in the best interest of every… Read More

The Latest Innovations In Telemedicine

October 30th, 2018

TELEMEDICINE HAS A PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF LOWERING MEDICAL COSTS.   Fundamentally, it’s far less expensive to call a doctor through a telemedicine service than it is to go to the doctor’s office for a traditional appointment. 70% of the reasons people go to the doctor is for smaller, less critical reasons. These cases are perfect… Read More

The Latest in Domestic Medical Tourism

October 30th, 2018

ACCESSING BETTER HEALTHCARE WITH MEDICAL TRAVEL Since lowering healthcare costs depends largely on the costs of different facilities, why should members be limited by where they live? Brokers and employers see lots of hospital bills with jaw-dropping charges. It’s becoming more and more important that the member be educated on their options in order to… Read More