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Health Benefits: Death by PEPM

Written by: Phillip Berry

If the title of this post caught your eye, you are likely in the employee health benefits space. The crowded world of high costs, fuzzy measures, and a barrage of messages. A world daunting in its complexity. If you are an employer, you wrestle with this complexity as you seek to balance your sense of […]

PBM Has Become a Four Letter Word

Written by: Phillip Berry

A Brief History PBM stands for Pharmacy Benefit Manager and was originally created out of health insurers efforts to manage prescription claims processing. As these third party administrators of prescription claims grew, they began to aggregate the purchasing of prescription drugs for patients across multiple payers. Then negotiated pricing directly with manufacturers and the distribution […]

Is ROI the Best Measure of Success for Worksite Clinics?

Written by: Phillip Berry

In a recent meeting, a worksite clinic Nurse Practitioner told me that she helped a diabetic patient avoid a foot amputation with a combination of assessment, testing, counseling, and medications. It was a jolt to me as I considered the implications of her statement. We were discussing the impact of the worksite clinic and its […]

Worksite Clinics: The Fourth Wave

Written by: Phillip Berry

Worksite clinics have evolved dramatically from their industrial era roots when an onsite nurses helped manage safety programs and onsite injuries. As employers have come to realize the strategic necessity of proactively addressing employee health and associated costs, employer onsite and nearsite clinics have dramatically grown in quantity and capability from those humble roots. The […]

Worksite Clinics: What Have You Done for Me Lately?

Written by: Phillip Berry

With employer onsite clinics now entering the mature phase of their market lifecycle, worksite clinic management companies are increasingly facing pressure to deliver new and compelling results. Ongoing questions centering on return on investment, outcomes, impact, benefit, employee engagement, utilization, and savings  continue to frame the worksite clinic discussion in new and challenging ways. For […]

Worksite Clinics: Missed Opportunities

Written by: Phillip Berry

Worksite clinics have become a staple of a robust self-funded benefits plan. The National Association of Worksite Health Clinics (NAWHC) says that 33% of employers with over 5000 employees have an onsite clinic and 16% of employers with 500-4999 employees have an onsite clinic with another 8% of the latter group saying they are adding […]

We All Hate to Lose

Written by: Phillip Berry

If you can keep your wits about you while all others are losing theirs, and blaming you. The world will be yours and everything in it, what’s more, you’ll be a man, my son.  —Rudyard Kipling, If I had the opportunity to attend a high school football game last night as my children’s high school competed […]

Land of Opportunity

Written by: Phillip Berry

America is another name for opportunity.  Our whole history appears like a last effort of divine providence on behalf of the human race.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Like all political seasons before it, this one has us chin-deep in rhetoric.  Factions rule the day as our two party system forces us into a choice that neither […]

Excited to be the Premier Sponsor for Art for Beds!

Written by: Phillip Berry

Gennesaret Free Clinics was founded by Dr. James Trippi in 1988 to serve the medical needs of the homeless within Indianapolis.  Over the years, Gennesaret Free Clinics has expanded to provide healthcare to those most in need and thrived through the willingness, dedication and hard work of over 200 volunteer health care professionals and others […]