December 4, 2001
Fringe Benefits Committee MinutesAttendees: Debbie Donnellan, Chair, Tamera Jahnke, Alphonso Johnson, David King, Janis King, Neosha Mackey, Terri Oehm, Martha Tuttle, Howard Berriman, ex officio
Absent: Randy Blackwood, John Satzinger, Art Spisak, Alex Trombetta
The minutes of the October 30, November 6, and November 20 meetings were unanimously approved as distributed.
The committee discussed the information-gathering meeting we had with Med Pay representative Sheen Arnold. The committee felt it was a very informative session and helped us to understand the role Med Pay plays in our insurance program. Additionally, there is one further question which was raised: How many calls regarding Missouri State Claims did Med Pay receive during that same reporting year? Howard Berriman will obtain that information.
It was also recommended that Howard Berriman submit a future article to Missouri State Today highlighting the specifics of understanding an "Explanation of Benefits" (EOB) report.
The committee would like to proceed in scheduling a meeting with St. John’s officials to discuss four particular areas: 1) Billing practices; 2) Physician staffing levels, especially in specialized areas; 3) Timely Appointments with Physicians; 4) Quality of care and the review of care received.
Tamera Jahnke distributed a report from the Wellness Subcommittee. Her term as Chair has expired and the committee needs to find a replacement Chair.
Submitted by: Debbie Donnellan