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2010-04-15 07:00:00

SEATTLE, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, today announced it will host a free webinar on the latest aspects of the move toward mental health parity. On Thursday, April 29 at 2PM EDT, behavioral healthcare expert Steve Melek will host a 90-minute webinar to discuss compliance with the Wellstone-Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA). Compliance with the Act is required for plan renewals on or after July...

2010-02-02 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., one of the premier global consulting and actuarial firms, today announced that its data-mining analytic platform, MedInsight®, is now available for use by a wider variety of healthcare organizations seeking improved efficiency. MedInsight has created a new sales and marketing team to engage these organizations, which include accountable care organizations, community data-pooling operations, and provider groups looking to...

2009-11-10 14:35:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., one of the premier global consulting and actuarial firms, today released the latest update to the Milliman 100 Pension Funding Index, which consists of 100 of the nation's largest defined benefit pension plans. In October, pensions experienced asset decreases of $7 billion and liability decreases of roughly $3 billion, resulting in a $4 billion decrease in funded status. The funded ratio decreased from 75.3% to 75%. "We've seen six months...

2009-09-30 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Masspro, one of the nation's leading Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs), has signed a five-year licensing agreement with Milliman Care Guidelines LLC, A Milliman Company, to use the Care Guidelines for Medicare and Medicaid utilization and quality reviews in the state of Massachusetts. Masspro will use all Care Guidelines products -- Ambulatory Care, Inpatient and Surgical Care, General Recovery Guidelines, Recovery Facility Care, Home Care,...

2009-09-16 09:28:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., one of the premier global consulting and actuarial firms, today released the latest update to the Milliman 100 Pension Funding Index, which consists of 100 of the nation's largest defined benefit pension plans. In August, pensions experienced asset increases of $14 billion and liability increases of roughly $26 billion, resulting in a $12 billion decrease in funded status. The decline reduced funded status to 75.0% based on $1.007 trillion...

2009-09-08 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Jill Van Den Bos, a healthcare consultant in Milliman's Denver Health practice, and her colleagues from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been named recipients of the prestigious Charles C. Shepard Award. The Shepard Award, named for a former CDC scientist, is awarded annually by the Centers for Disease Control to honor excellence in science achievement. The award was received for a 2008 paper titled "Cost effectiveness of...

2009-06-11 07:00:00

Industry Leader Provides Comprehensive Support for New Regulation SEATTLE, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., the international firm of consultants and actuaries, announced today that it has released an update to the MG-ALFA financial projection software for AG 43 (VA-CARVM) support. The enhancements to the market leading software solution include: Integrated Standard Scenario and Conditional Tail Expectation calculations Projections that capture the impact of hedging and reflect...

2009-05-18 11:22:00

Current economic conditions and the unknown effect of healthcare reform create unprecedented cost uncertainty SEATTLE, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., one of the premier global consulting and actuarial firms, announced today that average total medical spending for its "typical American family of four" reached $16,771, an increase of $1,162. While cost trends are decelerating for the third-straight year, the total-dollar increase is the highest since 2006. The Milliman Medical Index...

2009-03-11 13:08:00

Defined Benefit pensions lose $54 billion in asset value following January's $49 billion decline SEATTLE, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., one of the premier global consulting and actuarial firms, today released the latest update to the Milliman 100 Pension Funding Index, which consists of 100 of the nation's largest defined benefit pension plans. In February, pensions lost another $54 billion in assets. These losses were offset by liability decreases of roughly $21 billion,...

2009-03-03 07:00:00

Evidence-Based Care Guidelines will be used to Combat Waste in Medicare Programs SEATTLE, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthDataInsights, Inc. (HDI), a permanent Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), has signed a five-year license agreement with Milliman Care Guidelines(R). HDI will use the Care Guidelines content and software to review Medicare claims. HDI is the RAC for 17 Western states -- Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota,...


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