Dr Lalan Wilfong Talks Employer Involvement in Cancer Care Benefits

October 28th 2020, 9:45pm


Lalan Wilfong, MD, executive vice president for quality programs and value-based care at Texas Oncology and Community Oncology Alliance payment reform co-chair, discusses the role of employers in cancer care benefits and issues stemming from the pandemic.

Defining Quality, Value in Cancer Care: What Employers Should Seek From Providers

October 28th 2020, 5:27pm


A panel of key opinion leaders discuss how employers and self-funded companies should assess provider quality and value in cancer care at the 2020 Community Oncology Alliance Virtual Payer Exchange Summit.

Contributor: Drug Importation Would Have Little Impact on Producing Consumer Savings

October 23rd 2020, 2:00pm


Michael Abrams, MA, is the co-founder and managing partner of Numerof & Associates, a firm that helps businesses across the health care sector define and implement strategies for winning in dynamic markets.

Addressing the Influence of Health Care Organizations on Physician Growth

October 18th 2020, 2:00pm


Health care organizations can help spur growth among physicians through incorporating key experiences, such as out-of-expertise skill building and cross-functional projects, in their physician leadership development programs.

How Employers Think About Addressing Rising Prices of Health Insurance

October 14th 2020, 8:30pm


To address rising prices of private health insurance, employers are considering several strategies, including narrow networks and decreased reliance on intermediaries.

Analysis Finds Deferral in Care May Fuel Higher Employer Health Care Cost in 2021

October 12th 2020, 6:00pm


As the pandemic contributed to a significant decrease in the use of health care services in 2020, an analysis finds that employer health care benefit costs will likely increase in 2021 to address this deferral in care.

KFF Survey Finds Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Premiums Rose 4% in 2020

October 9th 2020, 2:55pm


Family premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance rose 4% over the past year, averaging $21,342, according to Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) study findings, with workers contributing $5588 in out-of-pocket costs.

What Factors Will Be Influential to Employer Health Benefit Cost in 2021?

October 8th 2020, 3:00pm


As employers seek to gain a pulse of what the health care benefit cost trend will be for the coming year, the Business Group on Health will be monitoring several factors, including the impact of the pandemic, efficacy of virtual care, and deferral in care delivery.

Addressing Employer Concerns in Health Care Benefit Plan Design

October 2nd 2020, 3:30pm


In working directly with employers on their purchasing strategies amid the COVID-19 pandemic, notable concerns include independent primary care, consolidation, and quality of care.

How Are Employers Adjusting Health Benefit Strategies Amid the Pandemic?

September 30th 2020, 5:30pm


Amid disruption precipitated by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, a survey by the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions shows employers are maintaining or accelerating their health benefit strategies for 2021 and 2022.