As other health care stakeholders become more powerful and influential in the market, purchasers need to ensure that their voice is loud and clear, especially regarding the support they need from their health plans. By aligning with each other on what they ask of payers, purchasers can create a critical mass of demand for high-value purchasing approaches, including provider payment reform and innovations in benefit and provider network design.
Topics covered include:
- The importance of an aligned ask among purchasers
- How to use standard request-for-information (RFI) questions and model contract language in sourcing and contracting with health plans
- How to partner with other customers of your health plan(s) to engage in ongoing dialogue about purchasers’ needs through health plan user groups (HPUGs)
Recorded February 24, 2017.