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Do You Know Your Hospital's Safety Grade?

Do You Know Your Hospital's Safety Grade?  Unfortunately, In the spring 2022 round of The Hospital Safety Grade, metro-Memphis hospitals fell behind the national averages for hospitals with an “A” (30%) compared the national average (33%), and the percentage of Memphis hospitals with an "A" and "B" (40%) compared to the national average (57%). In the greater Memphis area, 10 hospitals were graded, and three earned an “A,”  one... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Register Now for MBGH's 2022 Wellness & Health Benefit Conference

The Great Resignation: Role of Health Benefits in Recruitment & Retention  REGISTER HERE  for our August 16, 2022 Annual Wellness & Health Benefits Conference. We are excited to be back in-person and look forward to being with everyone.  An estimated 48 million employees quit their jobs in 2021 and there is no end in sight! In January 2022 the quit rate was only slightly below the all-time high experienced in November 2021. And, even more disturbing, it is... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, May 25, 2022

What's the CAA? (and why should I care?)

In December 2020, the U.S. Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) which builds on prior hospital and health plan transparency legislation and regulation by adding requirements that improve purchaser decision-making, network design, and anti-competitive contracting.  Self-funded employer sponsored health plans are subject to the provisions of the CAA which include such items including member decision making, such as price comparison tools, advanced EOBs, accurate... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Decide & Act: Strategies to Prevent Obesity & Diabetes

According to the CDC, 70% of adult Tennesseans are overweight or obese. Workers that are overweight or have obesity have increased risks of serious diseases, including diabetes. Three times the number of people diagnosed with diabetes have pre-diabetes. Without lifestyle changes, most people with pre-diabetes will develop type 2 diabetes in 5-6 years.  Therefore, it is essential that employers deploy programs that have a proven track-record of preventing or delaying conversion to type... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, February 21, 2022

Happy New Year! 2022 Priorities

We had hoped that 2020 was an unusual year, but as 2021 showed us, COVID-19 is still very much with us and we are still navigating toward our new normal. MBGH will continue to provide opportunities for you to learn how other employers are adapting; engage with national and regional experts on implementation of key strategies essential to achieving business goals; and access to thought leadership on preparing for the future.  COVID-19 continues to exacerbate and make more visible and... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, January 11, 2022

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