Chelko Builds on Experience and Expertise with Latest Addition

Chelko Builds on Experience and Expertise with Latest Addition

With the recent addition of insurance industry veteran Karen Hallinin, the Chelko Consulting Group adds expertise and confirms its commitment to serving the employee benefit needs of employers in Central and Southern Ohio. As a senior advisor to the firm’s clients, Karen will help build on the great foundation established by Dirk Raderstorf and others in the bottom half of the state over the last 20 years. (more…)

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid

The pandemic has disrupted work, family, and social routines, causing a rise in anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and other behavioral health issues like never before. That’s why we were so pleased to recently sponsor a Mental Health First Aid course for a group of our clients and roundtable members. (more…)

Meeting Demand for Rx Benefit Services: Chelko Adds Another Pharmacist

Meeting Demand for Rx Benefit Services: Chelko Adds Another Pharmacist

Responding to client needs within its rapidly expanding drug benefits management practice, the Chelko Consulting Group recently welcomed Lucia Vescera, PharmD, RPh.

Before joining Chelko, Vescera was instrumental in the opening and URAC accreditation of the Cleveland Clinic Specialty Pharmacy where her clinical focus was hepatology, infectious disease, and preventative cardiology. Her role also involved clinical consulting for solid organ transplant patients. (more…)

Chelko Strengthens Experience and Actuarial Expertise by Adding Parsons

Chelko Strengthens Experience and Actuarial Expertise by Adding Parsons

With the recent addition of benefits industry veteran Steve Parsons, the Chelko Consulting Group continues to expand its team of subject matter experts.

Throughout his career, Steve has focused on optimizing the value of clients’ employee benefits programs. His insights, creativity, and actuarial expertise have been key in building foundations for short- and long-term plan management success.
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Will New Price Transparency Rules Have an Impact?

Will New Price Transparency Rules Have an Impact?

In response to President Trump’s June 24, 2019, executive order, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services developed proposed rules that mandate “consumer-friendly” price transparency for hospitals.

Starting January 1 of 2020, hospitals will have to publish price information organized in a standardized way so patients will be able to do an accurate comparison of procedure pricing between hospitals. Hospitals will also be required to post all their payers specific negotiated rates, which are the prices actually paid by insurers, in that same format. (more…)