The tax on high-cost health plans, which are often referred to as Cadillac plans, is expected to impact a considerable share of the plans provided by healthcare organizations for their own employees, as much as 39% by 2020. The implications are significant because the excess-benefits tax requires the employer to pay 40% on the value of the portion of the plan that exceeds thresholds set by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Employers also need to consider that the tax is measured as a direct function of plan cost, and not actuarial plan value, and that a number of factors can drive excise-tax exposure.
For providers, Stage 2 Meaningful Use raises the bar across the board on what it means to “meaningfully use” an EHR: there are more core measures, new menu measures, and higher reporting thresholds. Reap the rewards by following these five steps to help your practice successfully achieve Stage 2 Meaningful Use.
study by UPS and comScore found that 53% of shoppers who don’t use
retailers’ mobile apps state it’s because they like using the website better.
These shoppers see no benefit from installing these apps, as they provide
an inferior experience with no added benefits. Looking at the Apple and
Google Play App Stores, a large amount of retailers have apps with very
few reviews, and some don’t even have a mobile app.
Another problem is the performance of retail apps. 61% consumers expect
an app to load in under 4 seconds according to research by Dynatrace. In
its study, only one retailer made it under that threshold.
And that is just purely opening the app. What is the
experience once consumers get past that point?
Screening your company’s existing workforce can be a critical component in your overall security plan. But the process is far from simple—and is often intimidating. Learn from one company that has navigated the complexities, and consider their strategies to help you plan the process.
Pre-employment background screening is now considered a standard practice in Corporate America. Very few companies, however, are crossing the threshold to conduct screens on their existing workforce. It’s a complex endeavor, and to be successful, companies need to walk a fine line between addressing legitimate business and security risks and not alienating employees along the way.
Published By: BMC ESM
Published Date: Aug 19, 2009
Would you trust your network monitoring tools enough to know when something is truly halting a business service? While Mary Nugent won’t use this podcast to attempt to tell you technical details on the correct alarming thresholds, she will share some excellent stories about predicting a system’s behavior. Run Time: 11:30.
Published By: BMC ESM
Published Date: Aug 20, 2009
There is a natural progression from reactive to proactive, and ultimately predictive technology, and this progression corresponds to the maturity level of your IT organization and the tools you leverage.
Published By: Allscripts
Published Date: May 01, 2014
Meaningful Use Stage 2 increases many of the thresholds that were in Stage 1, but the main focus of Stage 2 is on exchanging structured information among providers and patients. With less than 7% of EHR vendors certified, are your systems and providers ready?
Annual global IP traffic has increased fourfold in the past five years, and it will surpass the zettabyte threshold by 2017. In this Cisco® Visual Networking Index (VNI) paper, discover the details and methodology of this forecast.
Striving for employees to be able to collect, update, and access data anytime anywhere, organizations are leveraging smartphones and tablets to extend HR data and processes, creating new thresholds of efficiency, decision-making, and competitive advantage. Read this research report for new insights and examples on how mobility is impacting enterprise applications, data and processes, with a particular focus on HR applications.
In this webcast, Bernd Leger, VP of Marketing, Products & Solutions at Rapid7 and Nate Crampton, Product Manager at Rapid7 discuss the current state of how organizations are prioritizing vulnerabilities in their environments and what security professionals can do to lower their security thresholds.
PowerMTA is a configurable and robust email solution to ensure emails are being delivered at an optimal rate, even if ISPs flag your network. Changes in ISP policy can be met easily with PowerMTA and are dynamically adjustable for any threshold.
Locally placed search advertising in the U.S. is projected to grow 30 percent over the next five years, from $4.1 billion in 2008 to $5.3 billion in 2013. According to new research by Borrell Associates, this growth will be led primarily by advertising service providers that adopt scalable technology infrastructure and recalibrate their economics to allocate more customer investment to search media spend.