Entries by Ashley Stessman

Strategic Achieves Women’s Business Enterprise Certification

Omaha, NE – StrategicHelathSolutions, LLC (Strategic), a partner in the government’s initiative to prevent fraud, waste and abuse in its national health insurance programs, recently received its certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Development Center of Chicago, a regional partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Drug Shortages Plague Healthcare Facilities While Natural Disaster Recoveries Continue

As the U.S. continues to recover from humanitarian crises caused by last year’s natural disasters, a lesser-known and far-reaching concern plagues the health care industry, specifically drug manufacturing. Puerto Rico, one of the world’s largest centers for pharmaceutical manufacturing, is responsible for the production of 10% of all pharmaceutical products consumed in America. Damage from […]

Strategic CEO Presents at Nebraska Action Coalition Fall Leadership Conference

On November 3, 2017, the Nebraska Action Coalition (NAC) hosted its Collaborative Annual Leadership Conference, “Better Together: Nurses Engaging in Interprofessional Team Collaboration and Leadership.” Strategic CEO, Peg Stessman, was one of the featured speakers, presenting to a sold-out crowd of 110 health care professionals on the topic of “Going Beyond Talking About Breaking the Glass […]

Strategic Supports Right Care Action Week

October 23, 2017 – Last week, StrategicHealthSolutions, LLC (Strategic) participated in the Right Care Alliance’s, Right Care Action Week (RCAW), with a company-wide activity focused on raising awareness about the cost of health care. RCAW is a week of action where people around the country join together to expose, protest, and share stories about high health […]

Paying for Better Health: At the Crossroads (Part 2)

This month, we’re bringing you Part 2 in our 3-part series on the alternative health care payment models in Medicare, covering the pros and cons of each. As mentioned by Dr. Anton Piskac in our previous blog post, three main payment models have been introduced to replace the outdated Fee-For-Service model: managed care, bundled payments, […]

A Better Way to Pay: Shifting Health Care Payment Models

The way health care is delivered and paid for is undergoing a dramatic transformation. Our nation’s single largest health care purchaser, Medicare, is phasing out the fee-for-service payment model, where doctors are paid based on the volume of services they provide. By 2018, 90 percent of Medicare payments will be for value-based care, where doctors […]

Tackling Medicare Disparities

Does it sound reasonable that you’d be charged 140% more for receiving an ultrasound in a hospital-owned facility than if you’d gone to a privately-owned doctor’s office? Or 70% more for a standard office visit? Medicare doesn’t think so either, and new changes to payment policies are addressing this inconsistency. In recent years, there has […]

The Affordable Care Act’s Anti‐Fraud Provisions Have Helped Recover $10.7 Billion and Should be Expanded, Not Repealed

You can’t turn on the news lately without being bombarded with opinions on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the recently pulled American Health Care Act (AHCA). While most of the debate has been about the repeal of the ACA insurance mandate and various subsidies, there are a number of lesser-known, highly impactful provisions in […]

StrategicHealthSolutions and Our Medical Directors Help Sustain Medicare and Medicaid

As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continue to innovate, StrategicHealthSolutions (Strategic’s) medical directors have proven to be a valuable resource in developing support and training materials that aid providers and consumers with best practices, understanding changing health regulations, and how to reduce overutilization of services and prescription drugs.