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COVID Cases on the Rise in Memphis (Again)

As the  Delta variant becomes dominant across the US, including in Memphis and the Mid-South, COVID-19 cases are again on the rise. In Shelby County, the 7-day rolling average of daily new cases was 94 on July 9 and our reproductive rate is now 1.26, the highest it has been since the early days of the pandemic.  Health officials are predicting over 3,100 cases within the next 30 days. Last week they were only predicting approximately 740 cases. The good news is that the COVID... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Redesigning for Results: Pharmacy Benefits

Complimentary registrations for  All  ends July 16 so  Register Now! MBGH members always have complimentary registrations but  Register Now  to claim your seat before someone else does! Attendance at our virtual conference will be limited due to platform capacity . Ask any employer whether they have found the "secret sauce" for managing their pharmacy benefits and the answer is generally "no". The complexity caused by... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Executive Order Targets Hospital Consolidations & Price Transparency

President Biden's latest Executive Order issued on July 9, 2021 contains provisions to strengthen reviews of hospital consolidations and continuation of hospital price transparency requirements implemented in the prior administration.  Consolidation:  The order encourages FTC and DOJ to review and revise (e.g.., strengthen) existing merger guidelines so that patients aren't harm, citing that the 10 largest health systems now control approximately 25% of the market; that... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, July 13, 2021


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