Collecting Government Receivables in Today's Economy, April 16, 2013
The prolonged challenges of the post 2008 economy have spurred interest in what more can be done to collect past due fees and other revenues owed to government agencies. NCSPlus Incorporated is a 29 year old New York based national debt collection company with a proven approach that can double a county’s net recoveries. NCSPlus was cited by a June 2012 Dunn and Bradstreet ratings survey that produced a 94 percent score in customer satisfaction.
Getting Across the Bridge: Workers’ Compensation Administration and Claims Reduction December 20, 2012
Workers’ Compensation is one of the areas in a county budget that is becoming increasingly difficult to manage. Rates are rising. Claims are hard to manage and close. And a shrinking county workforce can make worksite safety more important than ever. To help counties meet these challenges, NYSAC last September formed a partnership with the Public Employee Risk Management Association (PERMA) to develop a series of options designed to help counties stabilize workers comp costs, improve claims management, increase worksite safety and get your employees back to work faster when they are injured. The NYSAC/PERMA program is dedicated to helping county pools build a bridge between the sky-rocketing costs of pay-as-you-go workers’ compensation to an insured model that will enhance existing risk management initiatives, help process and close out claims and provide more predictable rates for pool members and their taxpayers.
Believe it or not, 90% of hospital bills contain errors. Yet most of them are never discovered, never challenged, and cost employer health plans billions of dollars each year. According to the New York State Comptroller, a recent audit showed that the State's health insurance program overpaid hospitals nearly $3.2 million in inaccurate and fraudulent charges between 2006-2008. The numbers are staggering: 111 of 194 claims had errors, and 448 providers asked for extra payment on 90% or more of the claims. Reducing Health Care Costs through Hospital Bill Review discusses a risk free medical review solution that will protect your health plan's finances and could bring recouped funds back into county coffers. Since 1995, Advanced Medical Pricing Solutions (AMPS) have been providing cost management services to employers, health plans, third party administrators (TPAs) and stop loss providers.
Trendline Health has created a finance program designed to stabilize county health care insurance costs over a multi-year period through a pre-funded trust. This May 8th Webinar presented how some counties are locking in their health care insurance premiums, and taking steps to reduce the long-term unpredictability of the these costs
NYSAC Executive Director Stephen Acquario and the Legislative staff give a summary review of the NYS 2012-13 Budget and it's impact to counties across New York State.
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As a result of the property tax cap and broader economic weakness, county leaders are making changes to the way needed public services are being delivered. But change at the individual and organizational level is not easy. This session will address how change management strategies and tactics can help counties restructure operations and services.
NYSAC is helping to enable counties to maximize Federal Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds (QECB). The Bonds, designed to ease the financing and administrative costs of the QECBs, will be issued by the State of New York Municipal Bond Bank Agency (MBBA). This webinar updated county officials on this unique and timely opportunity.
On September 29, 2010, NYSAC conducted an online seminar for chairs of county legislative boards. This seminar focused on the State's proposed property tax cap and the nine mandates that consume 90% of counties' property tax level.
As part of NYSAC's Summer Online Training Series, Tom Nardacci of Gramercy Communications, presents the basics for how to proactively work with your local media on the issues impacting your county and your efforts to improve the way your county publicly addresses the economic and policy challenges that we all face today.
With our governments being asked to do more with less, county officials are looking at ways to continue delivering critical services in a more efficient and effective manner.
NYSAC's Isabelle Andrews recently presented a webinar on how to navigate the bureaucratic maze of large organizations. Learn strategies for navigating large bureaucracies from the outside. The tips also work for navigating from the inside as well.