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…)

Survey Reveals Employer Attitudes Regarding Private Exchanges

Survey Reveals Employer Attitudes Regarding Private Exchanges

The 5th Annual Employer Survey on Private Exchanges indicates exchanges appear to be gaining some traction with post-65 retiree groups, but aren’t driving change when it comes to active employees.

Conducted by the Chelko Consulting Group, in cooperation with the Worldwide Employee Benefits Network (WEB), the annual survey tracks employer attitudes pertaining to the viability of private exchanges as a healthcare coverage strategy for active and retired employee groups. (more…)