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How employers can contain health care fraud, waste and abuse

Health care in the U.S. encompasses a large and complex system fueled by large sums of money. Unfortunately, it is also a system that is ripe for fraud. Add to that a general unfamiliarity and uncertainty about how many aspects of the system operate, especially since the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and you have an invitation to deceive.

How to educate employees on emergency department use

Using an emergency department (ED) for routine treatment is generally seen as a waste of health care resources and a contributor to rising health care costs. But any employer hoping to be able to educate his or her employees about judicious use of the ED has to understand this is no easy task.

How 3-D renderings benefit the design process

It’s hard to come by an industry that’s unaffected by the rapid proliferation of technology, and the interior design sector has not been spared in this technological surge. Hand-drawn renderings and perspectives have become almost obsolete with the introduction of digital rendering software.

How the ACA guidelines affect workplace wellness programs

Workplace wellness is not a new concept. Many employers offer wellness programs to keep employees active and productive. Every bit as important, however, is the long-term goal of reducing health care costs as a result of healthier lifestyles and behaviors. But not all wellness programs are the same.

Understanding health care exchanges for both employers and individuals

By now everyone likely is familiar with the concept of exchanges, thanks to so much health care reform news coverage. But do you understand the differences between public and private? Find out the benefits of each before you need to purchase insurance.