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Austin Benefits Group Named Among 101 Best and Brightest Companies

Bloomfield Hills, MI (PRWEB) August 06, 2014

Austin Benefits Group, a full service employee benefits agency, has been named one of Metro Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™. As a third-year recipient of this prestigious award, Austin Benefits Group continues to set the bar higher in its commitment to excellence.

“Attracting and retaining top talent at Austin is essential to our mission to deliver world-class service to clients and their employees. Our strong commitment to each other as colleagues transcends to the client level, which is part of our success story,” says Cathy Siska, vice president of Client Services.

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ distinction award honors companies like Austin that present a commitment to excellence in their human resources practices and employee enrichment. Nominated companies were assessed on communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition and retention. Companies are nominated annually and go through a series of assessments to maintain their best and brightest status.

Austin provides an exceptional employee benefits package to staff in addition to offering flexible schedules, opportunities for continuous education and company-sponsored wellness activities. “I’m so thankful that when I come to work every day, I work alongside a group of people who are dedicated to their jobs and their clients. Plus, getting treated to lunch a few times a month as an extra perk doesn’t hurt either,” says Melissa Carey, account manager.

About Austin Benefits Group: Austin Benefits Group (formerly Austin Financial Group) is Michigan’s premier full-service employee benefits agency. Founded in 2000 by Dean Austin, the company specializes in custom employee benefit packages, health insurance, Obamacare compliance and corporate wellness programs.

Contact:

Marissa Blaski

Austin Benefits Group

248.594.5550

marissa.blaski(at)austinfg(dot)com

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Exigent Med Group, LLC to Launch SelfPayMD in September


Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 26, 2014

Exigent Med Group, LLC announced the scheduled September launch of SelfPayMD (SPMD), the first of five medical offices in Miami-Dade dedicated to providing deeply-discounted, “direct-access” to board certified Primary Care Physicians (PCP) to self-pay patients. Absolutely no health insurance will be accepted.

Even the best health insurance companies pay MDs only 20% to 25% of billed amount, while the latter shoulders rising overhead and labor-intensive collection efforts.“We do not accept any type of health insurance,” said Dr. Arroyave, MD, CEO. “Credit/debit card payments eliminate paperwork, billing and collection staff, and the huge savings allow $ 75 visits for the uninsured.”

As a direct result of diminishing reimbursements and rising overhead costs (long before the Affordable Care Act, aka: ObamaCare), some PCPs refused government or private insurance, opting for a 100% direct- access practice model. Currently in the US, direct-access accounts for 4%-6% of primary care medical practices – and growing. Even in England, with decades of socialized medicine, direct-pay is growing at 5% per year.

“Understanding our market of self-pay patients, we don’t stop there; we also navigate them (as needed) to a network of independent medical and surgical specialists, labs, imaging centers and even SurgiCenters offering deep discounts to direct-access patients – a free service to our patients. Patients are seen by appointments and walk-ins. “Membership is optional, at only $ 250 per year for individuals,” said Arroyave. “We will also offer special membership pricing to families and employers with less than 50 employees.”

Although ObamaCare provides health insurance for the poor, many in the middle-middle class who don’t qualify for subsidies will be unable to afford health insurance. Then there are those who will game the system, providing false information to get subsidies, and some young people who will opt for the small penalty rather than pay high premiums. Further, those with mandatory high deductibles of $ 5K – $ 9K may shop around for low, “out-of-pocket” prices. The government estimates that about 4 million people, or 1.2% of the population, will wind up paying the penalty tax rather than purchase health insurance. Healthcare experts believe that number is way underestimated, as there will be millions flying under the radar – without insurance.

Increased insurance rolls, a shortage of physicians, and more government control of healthcare access will result in long wait-times to be seen by a PCP. ObamaCare will add 32 million patients to the insurance rolls, and, by the government’s own admission, they expect a shortage of 52,000 PCPs by 2020. Even with the full implementation, they also predict that over 30 million people will remain uninsured (you read correctly)! This will lead to congestion.

Today in Massachusetts, with its mini-ObamaCare, the wait time to see a PCP is about two months; and, if patient care at VA Hospitals is an indication of things to come from more government involvement in health care, long appointment wait-times will be the norm. “Thus, many insured patients who want to be seen quickly will come to SPMD, even if they have to pay a small out-of-pocket fee,” said Chris Merlano, a senior executive with SPMD.

Corporate America is taking notice of direct-pay primary care models. “People will always need PCPs, regardless of recession or inflation. This is an opportunity for serious investors,” said Larry Chilson, a senior executive with DevelopMED since 2006.

For more information please contact:

Exigent Med Group, LLC

Marketing |Public Affairs | Communications

444 Brickell Avenue, Suite 51-121 | Miami, FL 33131| O 305.252.7921

contact(at)selfpaymd(dot)com | http://www.SelfPayMD.com







Obama Approves Airstrikes on JayVee ISIS Terror Group in Iraq

Source: www.thegatewaypundit.com – Thursday, August 07, 2014
In January Obama called ISIS an al-Qaeda “jayvee team.” Yet, now we know the Obama administration knew ISIS was serious threat as far back as 2012. On Thursday after Thousands of Shia, Christians, Yazidis, Turkmen, etc. were slaughtered by ISIS Barack Obama approved airstrikes on the terrorist organization. This comes after Obama withdrew all US troops from Iraq in 2011. It took Obama weeks and months to make this decision. Leadership.

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The Midland Group Exhibits at Annual Joint Spring Conference of the HFMA Show-Me and Greater St. Louis Chapters at the Hollywood Hotel & Casino in Maryland Heights, MO


Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) May 27, 2014

As part of its ongoing silver sponsorship of HFMA (Healthcare Financial Management Association) Show-Me of Missouri chapter, The Midland Group exhibited at the Annual Joint Spring Conference of the HFMA Show-Me and Greater St. Louis chapters. The event, held at the Hollywood Hotel & Casino in Maryland Heights, ran from May 14 through May 16 with more than 150 healthcare executives in attendance.

The company featured its popular social hour item, the Midland Mojito, at Wednesday evening’s opening reception and tradeshow. This year’s theme was “Charting Your Way Through the Changing Healthcare Landscape,” a timely and fitting theme with recent healthcare regulation. Topics of discussion included: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regulations and the impact on providers, physician-hospital alignment, electronic health records, Medicare value-based payments and other changes to Medicare, effective cost cutting strategies, ICD-10 implementation, developing strategic alliances and more.

The display exhibit provided ample opportunity for Midland to share information with attendees about its services in early-out and patient payment plan management, Medicaid eligibility services, and third-party billing and lien services.

“This event was well organized and the presentation topics were especially meaningful given the current changing healthcare environment,” said Nick Schmidt, Senior Client Development Representative. According to Schmidt, “We appreciate the opportunity to participate as the exclusive sponsor of the event social hour. Our goal was to do something different by offering Midland Mojitos as a beverage choice. I think the mojitos were well received, to say the least.”

The Midland Group, a nationally recognized provider of Self-Pay Solutions® for hospitals, is owned and controlled by a non-profit charitable trust. In addition to providing patients with Medicaid eligibility enrollment, third-party billing and filing accident/liability liens, they provide flexible, affordable and low-interest patient payment plans to hospitals as part of their mission to improve access to healthcare for low-income and uninsured patients. For more information about The Midland Group and their Self-Pay Solutions®, call (855) 890-9586 or info(at)midlandgroup(dot)com.