It’s that time of year again, and now more than ever employer-purchasers need to send a deliberate and direct message to the marketplace that they expect provider competition, more price and quality transparency, more reform in payment and care delivery, more innovative benefit and network design, more action in addressing health disparities, and better collaboration.
It cannot be done alone. By sending a strategic and unified message, employer-purchasers multiply their strength.
This session will orient you to this year’s updates – the 2022 Health Plan Request for Information Questionnaire (RFI), the Model Contract Language, and the Renewal Questionnaire reflect learnings from the pandemic such as the need for new payment models that increase accountability while ensuring that PCPs have access to a predictable revenue stream. New in 2022 is language that commits health plans to address issues of health equity and health disparities that have plagued health care for decades, a focus on strategies to mitigate against record-high inflation, and affirmative pledges of partnership to help self-insured purchasers prepare for new transparency guidelines.
Recorded June 2, 2022