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Health Policy Developments Impacting Employer-Purchasers with Suzanne Delbanco, Catalyst for Payment Reform, Katy Spangler, Spangler Strategies and Tracy Watts, Mercer
In this webcast, CPR’s executive director, Suzanne Delbanco, describes how CPR and its members have helped to change health care using their influence in the market and how public policies have the potential to bring their efforts to the next level. Then, Katy Spangler of Spangler Strategies, updates attendees on the latest developments in DC around price transparency and surprise billing. Following Katy, Tracy Watts, Mercer, shares federal updates on telehealth payment and efforts to stem anticompetitive behavior by health care providers.
Learn what CPR found through an 18-month long investigation into aggregated health care purchasing, or the strategy where employ-led coalitions pool member plan volume to negotiate with local providers. You’ll also hear purchasers from around the country describe how they’ve pursued a strength in numbers approach to getting better health care value.Buy
Virtual Summit: Anchoring to Medicare – Can Reference Pricing Turn the Rising Tide of Health Care Costs?
What is reference-based pricing? In this virtual summit, CPR provides an overview of RBP: how/why it works, how the model evolved, and where it’s going next. Experts discuss the risks, rewards, and regulatory implications of RBP, and a panel of real-world purchasers who have implemented an RBP strategy talk about why they chose reference-based pricing, how it’s impacted their health spending, and lessons learned along the way.Buy
Metro Nashville Public Schools buys health care for 18,000 teachers and their dependents, spending $100 million annually. Learn about Metro Nashville Public Schools’ direct contract bundled payment arrangement for maternity. Under the program, MNPS pays a bundled price to Vanderbilt University Medical Center covering everything from first prenatal visit, enhanced services like patient navigator support, the hospital delivery, and care through three months post-partum – all with zero out-of-pocket costs for the member.Buy
$mart $cripts is a population health improvement program designed to eliminate cost barriers to medications and provide coaching support to employees with certain chronic conditions. By implementing this onsite clinic supported program, Sargento has improved medication adherence and outcomes at no cost to employees.Buy
Learn how UNITE HERE HEALTH’s health promoters provided vital ‘boots on the ground’ support for members throughout, and in the wake of, the COVID-19 pandemic. The role of a health promoter spans activities ranging from trust building within the community to health coaching, care coordination, and social work, among others. Plus, hear directly from a health promoter as they’ve transitioned to educating members about the COVID-19 vaccine.
Learn how purchasers can align their asks and demands of health plans and other stakeholders in critical areas of interest to employers and other health care purchasers.
Topics include: high and rising prices, provider competition, transparency, payment and care delivery reform, and benefit and network design. This webinar features expert consultants from Willis Towers Watson: Jeffrey Levin-Scherz, MD and Population Health Leader, and Drew Hodgson, FSA MAAA and National Health Care Practice Delivery Leader.
Learn how the 32BJ Health Fund developed and launched its High-Value Maternity Network and accompanying Maternity Program in New York City and Northern New Jersey in July 2020. You’ll also hear a health system leader describe how this strategy benefits providers through increased volume and brand elevation.
Health Affairs published a new RAND study on bundled payment in March 2021. It evaluated the cost and quality results of Carrum Health’s prospective bundled payment program for self-insured purchasers. Watch this on-demand webinar recording to hear lead researcher, Christopher Whaley, provide a brief overview of the study findings. Then, hear from a panel of purchaser representatives on the study’s implications for solving today’s complicated cost and quality problem. Attendees also gain insight into how CPR’s tools and resources can help them evaluate their organization’s own payment and delivery reform strategies.Buy
In this third installment of CPR’s COVID-19 Virtual Summit series “The Aftermath of COVID-19: Experts plot the path forward for payment reform”CPR brings together voices of private sector executives, health care economists, and leaders at the forefront of the payment reform movement, to forecast the future of alternative payment models in Medicare and the private sector, and the implications for health care purchasers.Buy
Renowned health economists and policy experts convene to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on health care costs and provider organizations, and analyze the implications for health care purchasers.Buy
This 90-minute virtual summit explores how the U.S. health care delivery system is responding and evolving in the face of COVID-19 through a series of discussions with nationally renowned and new experts in health care delivery and operations.Buy
Back in 2016, benefits staff at CHG Healthcare found a charge for $174K in the monthly claims spend report. It wasn’t a mistake; it was the actual price for a specialty drug being used to treat a rare medical condition. Forecasting further exorbitant costs without evidence of effectiveness, CHG Healthcare partnered with VIVIO Health Inc in 2017 to implement a specialty drug carve-out plan that covers both pharmacy and medical benefit drugs. Between 2017 and 2020, the program netted this progressive purchaser $4.4M in savings with their plan participants paying $0 for their speciality medications.Buy
Carrie Beshears, Well-Being Manager at San Francisco Health Service System, and Deb LaManna, Account Manager at ComPsych, and Terri Creasey, Team Lead at ComPsych share in detail the implementation of SFHSS’ new mobile app for first responders and early results of their expanded EAP.Buy
Health Equity Officer, and Doug McKeever, Chief Deputy Executive Director, discuss how Covered California is using its data to learn about its population and implement initiatives aimed at reducing disparities, while overcoming challenges in gaining access to data to understand the problem.Buy
Jessica Hill, Director, Strategic Planning & Innovation at TennCare, presents TennCare’s 2019 cost and quality results for the various episodes of care they have implemented over the past several years.Buy