Employer Case Studies

Employers need to share successes (and failures) with each other


Catalyst for Payment Reform’s Employer Case Study Series is an extensive collection of stories that describe employers and other health care purchasers’ experience implementing a payment, delivery or benefit design innovation for their population. Explore each topic to learn from your peers.

By sharing the good, bad, and ugly, employers who want to experiment with these high-value strategies don’t need to reinvent the wheel and can follow a roadmap to implementation. You are increasing your leverage in the market. Find out how.

Accountable Care Program: Washington State Health Care Authority

Learn from Washington State Health Care Authority and its partners about the Accountable Care Program it implemented for its public employee and retiree population. The program’s success includes improved health care quality and care coordination, financial savings, high participant satisfaction, and positive enrollment results.

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FedEx CDHP Case Study

Encouraging Consumerism & Primary Care: FedEx Case Study

Opportunities and pitfalls abound as employers work toward promoting consumerism in health care among their covered populations. Learn from FedEx about its decision to replace a traditional PPO plan design with consumer- directed health plans and health reimbursement accounts and how they ensured that members continued to receive first dollar coverage for primary care services.

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Expanding Access to Hospice Care Benefits: The Dow Chemical Company Case Study

Learn how The Dow Chemical Company worked with Aetna to implement the Compassionate Care Program, allowing seriously ill employees to take advantage of hospice care without having to abandon curative treatment.

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centers of excellence case study

Centers of Excellence: Walmart Stores, Inc.

Certain health care services can vary tremendously in quality, leading employees to receive low-value and unnecessary care. Learn about the centers of excellence strategy Walmart Stores, Inc. implemented to address inappropriate care and the valuable insights and recommendations the company has for other employers.

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telemedicine

Enhanced Access with Telehealth: CHG Healthcare

Learn how a pioneering staffing agency employed a telemedicine strategy through Teladoc, Inc. to reduce expensive and unnecessary emergency room utilization.

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care navigation

Health Care Navigation Support: The Michaels Companies, Inc.

Learn how The Michaels Companies, Inc. started offering health care navigation support for employees in anticipation of big changes to its health plan offerings. The relationship with Compass Health helped stabilize health care spend, improve plan participants’ quality of care, and made the retailer’s benefit options more attractive to potential hires.

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Reference Pricing

Reference Pricing: The Home Depot, Inc.

The price of health care services and procedures can vary significantly in a given market and have no correlation to quality. Learn about the benefit design The Home Depot, Inc. explored to address price variation and the valuable lessons the company learned from its population’s response.

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Bundled Payment Innovation

Prospective Bundled Payment: The County of Santa Barbara

Interested to learn how a prospective bundled payment program can create savings and improve quality of care? Hear directly from health care purchaser, the County of Santa Barbara, in a case study designed just for employers and public purchasers. Get an exclusive look at Carrum Health’s unique product and how to replicate the County’s success in your own benefits strategy.

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Near Site Clinic

Pioneering a Near-Site Clinic: Aircraft Gear Corporation

Learn from a small, family-owned manufacturing company about developing and implementing a near-site clinic in Rockford, Illinois to combat a lack of primary care access for an employee population.

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Coming Soon! Case Study on Assessing Market Dynamics to Select a Health Care Purchasing Strategy

Coming early next year is a case study on how an employer assessed local market dynamics to select a health care purchasing strategy. Keep an eye out!

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