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Healthcare Revenue Cycle Expert Steve Lutfy Joins FTI Consulting as a Senior Managing Director

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 12:30pm

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced the appointment of healthcare revenue cycle expert Steve Lutfy as a Senior Managing Director in its Health Solutions practice.

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  • WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced the appointment of healthcare revenue cycle expert Steve Lutfy as a Senior Managing Director in its Health Solutions practice.
  • He specializes in leading, developing and optimizing healthcare revenue cycle processes and workforce members to improve net revenue capture and accelerate cash collection at maximum economic value.
  • Steve is a strong leader and change agent with a passion for client service and a proven track record driving results, said David Benn , a Senior Managing Director and Leader of the Revenue Cycle Management offering within the Health Solutions practice at FTI Consulting.
  • Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Lutfy was the founder and leader of a 1,000-seat accounts receivable third-party outsourcing center at a Big Four consulting firm.

Guardant Health Appoints Myrtle Potter to Its Board of Directors

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 9:30pm

Guardant Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GH), a leading precision oncology company, has appointed Myrtle Potter to serve on its Board of Directors.

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  • Guardant Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GH), a leading precision oncology company, has appointed Myrtle Potter to serve on its Board of Directors.
  • We are very pleased to welcome Myrtle Potter to our Board of Directors as we continue to build and deliver on our mission of conquering cancer with data, said Helmy Eltoukhy, Guardant Health Co-CEO and Chairman of the Board.
  • I am thrilled to be joining Guardant Healths Board of Directors at such a significant time for the company, said Myrtle Potter.
  • Guardant Health has commercially launched Guardant360, Guardant360 CDx, Guardant360 TissueNext, Guardant360 Response, and GuardantOMNI tests for advanced stage cancer patients, and Guardant Reveal for early-stage cancer patients.

Findings from Vitality Study Provides Blueprint for Businesses to Avoid a Post-Pandemic Workplace Failure

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 5:01am

Concern over returning to the office is high, with 87% feeling at least a little anxiety and 36% feeling extreme anxiety.

Key Points: 
  • Concern over returning to the office is high, with 87% feeling at least a little anxiety and 36% feeling extreme anxiety.
  • These are among the findings of a survey of 3,000 employees conducted by Vitality , a global health and wellness provider, to understand the future of work and the challenges facing employers.
  • "Our research shows that American employees have settled in terms of where and how they are working," said Tanya Little, Chief Growth Officer at Vitality.
  • Guided by a core purpose of making people healthier, Vitality is the leader in improving health to unlock outcomes that matter.

Aon: U.S. Employer Medical Costs Projected to Increase 5 Percent Next Year

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

Medical trends are likely to increase at a moderate rate, though COVID-19's impact adds some uncertainty for plan sponsors.

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  • Medical trends are likely to increase at a moderate rate, though COVID-19's impact adds some uncertainty for plan sponsors.
  • "Employers will look to manage plan costs with both traditional and emerging cost containment strategies," said Will Sneden, U.S. practice leader for Health Solutions.
  • It also is providing greater access to new providers and medical tests, helping to build a more resilient workforce."
  • The success of employer benefit cost management goes beyond competitive design, strong medical networks and negotiated pharmacy contracts.

Innovative Partnership with OSMS to improve Workers' Compensation Outcomes and lower healthcare costs

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 8:23pm

"We pride ourselves on being a value-based practice where patients can expect the highest quality and safety, without the price tag of big healthcare," said Sandy Fragale, OSMS CEO.

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  • "We pride ourselves on being a value-based practice where patients can expect the highest quality and safety, without the price tag of big healthcare," said Sandy Fragale, OSMS CEO.
  • WCBP, a national solution, was created to address employers' concerns about the high cost of healthcare for injured workers.
  • "We consider this partnership with OSMS an important step towards advancing alternative payment models of care that reward value in care delivery."
  • Amid the rising costs of care, the healthcare industry is challenged to develop innovative ways to bring employers and providers together under a lean payment system dedicated to quality outcomes.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Announces Two Key Leadership Appointments

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 2:00pm

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today announced two key executive leadership positions, as Holly May was appointed Executive Vice President and Global Chief Human Resources Officer, and Anita Allemand was appointed Chief Transformation and Integration Officer.

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  • Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today announced two key executive leadership positions, as Holly May was appointed Executive Vice President and Global Chief Human Resources Officer, and Anita Allemand was appointed Chief Transformation and Integration Officer.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211012005662/en/
    Holly May, EVP and Global Chief Human Resources Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance (Photo: Business Wire)
    Both May and Allemand will report to WBA CEO, Roz Brewer, as members of her leadership team.
  • This includes providing leadership for organizational design and effectiveness, talent management and acquisition, total rewards, DE&I, global mobility and other programs.
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is a global leader in retail pharmacy, impacting millions of lives every day through dispensing medicines, and providing accessible, high-quality care.

Majority of Americans say their workplace benefits will play a more critical role in future job selection, according to new Voya survey

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 3:00pm

Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today new findings from a consumer survey revealing that the majority of employed individuals expect their workplace benefits to play a more critical role in their future job selection (68%) and household financial decisions (61%).

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  • Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today new findings from a consumer survey revealing that the majority of employed individuals expect their workplace benefits to play a more critical role in their future job selection (68%) and household financial decisions (61%).
  • In addition to year-round education and communications efforts, innovative technology and decision-support tools can be a game-changer.
  • Number of benefits decisions and offered workplace benefits can vary and will depend on employer offering.
  • Voya has earned recognition as one of the Worlds Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute; as the No.

FTI Consulting Enhances Health Solutions Practice with Three Senior Appointments

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 12:30pm

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced the continued expansion of its Health Solutions practice with the appointment of Cheryl Warren as a Senior Managing Director and Jason Markham and Mark Sugrue as Managing Directors.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced the continued expansion of its Health Solutions practice with the appointment of Cheryl Warren as a Senior Managing Director and Jason Markham and Mark Sugrue as Managing Directors.
  • We continue to invest in top talent to help clients across the healthcare continuum meet todays evolving challenges and capitalize on short- and long-term opportunities for enterprise improvement, said Charles Overstreet , Global Leader of the Health Solutions practice at FTI Consulting.
  • Cheryl, Jason and Mark are highly regarded healthcare experts who bring deep operational, strategy and performance excellence knowledge to our growing practice.
  • In addition to her new role at FTI Consulting, Ms. Warren serves as President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Case Management Association.

Fuzzy Strengthens Executive Team as Company Positions Itself As the Leader in Pet Health & Wellness

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 2:00pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fuzzy, the leading digital pet health company, today announced several executive leaders have joined the company in addition to two new board and advisory members. As the first digitally native pet health provider, Fuzzy offers a subscription-based membership to 24/7 telehealth veterinary care with vet-approved e-commerce, educational content, and programs for nutrition, training, and obedience. These leaders join Fuzzy as the company doubles down on its promise to expand access to exceptional vet care, from triage to personalized care programs and treatment that deliver better health outcomes for pets, at an accessible cost.

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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fuzzy, the leading digital pet health company, today announced several executive leaders have joined the company in addition to two new board and advisory members.
  • Our executive team and board members bring decades of valuable industry experience from both globally-known brands and taking fast-growth startups to exit.
  • Together, we are working to make Fuzzy the most trusted provider in the veterinary telemedicine and pet care space, said Zubin Bhettay, co-founder and CEO of Fuzzy.
  • Fuzzy also offers pet parents vet-tested and recommended products and personalized programs for nutrition, training, and obedience.

Over 90% of U.S. Employers Surveyed Require or Encourage Covid-19 Vaccinations

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 12:19pm

"In March, we found that 89% of employers were planning to require or encourage vaccinations when possible, and 58% were planning to require them.

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  • "In March, we found that 89% of employers were planning to require or encourage vaccinations when possible, and 58% were planning to require them.
  • 72% require or encourage employees to provide proof of vaccination, an increase from the 63% of employers who planned to do so in March.
  • In addition to the 1,143 U.S. employers surveyed, it was also fielded among employers in the United Kingdom, 91% of whom require or encourage employees to be vaccinated.
  • Our focus is on scaling renewable energy for all, stimulating economic mobility, and ensuring equitable access to healthy and nutritious food.