Employer-Sponsored Behavioral Health Program Impacts on Care Utilization and Cost

August 12th 2021, 1:00pm


Provision of enhanced access to behavioral health services by a large employer to its employees is associated with reductions in all-cause care utilization and cost.

AASM, Sleep Research Society Issue Guidance on Work Shift Duration for Employers

July 21st 2021, 5:30pm


The Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society issued guiding principles for employers on designing optimal work shift durations in the workplace, which address risk factors, countermeasures, and shared decision-making implications.

In Most of the US, Self-insured Employers Lack Power at the Bargaining Table With Hospitals

July 20th 2021, 9:25pm


In this episode of Managed Care Cast, the lead author of an article in the July issue of The American Journal of Managed Care describes the latest research that looks at the power of self-insured employers to negotiate hospital prices and the relationship between employer market power and hospital prices.

Assessing Investment in Telehealth, Value-Based Care Amid Return to In-Person Care

July 18th 2021, 2:30pm


Michael Thompson, president and chief executive officer of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions, speaks on the growth of telehealth and value-based care amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the influence they will have on care delivery strategies in the years to come.

Large Self-insured Employers Lack Power to Effectively Negotiate Hospital Prices

July 13th 2021, 1:00pm


This study examines the ability of self-insured employers to negotiate hospital prices and the relationship between hospital prices and employer market power in the United States.

Analyzing Vaccine Engagement Strategies for Employers

July 11th 2021, 2:30pm


A look into vaccine engagement strategies among employers, and how education, incentives, and personalized experiences from employees can play a role in promoting adherence and safety.

Contributor: 3 Technologies to Support Health Plans Post COVID-19

July 5th 2021, 1:00pm


Health insurance companies are anticipating a swell in pent-up demand for delayed or forgone health services in 2020, as well as increased costs associated with distributing COVID-19 vaccines to millions of Americans. To offset the potentially precarious business impact caused by these converging factors, insurers are turning to technology for help.

How Physicians, Purchasers Are Aligning Interests to Accelerate Value-Based Care Delivery

July 4th 2021, 4:30pm


Roundtable discussions between health care purchasers and physician practices highlight their aligned interest in having patients managed by a primary care physician, with other topics such as behavioral health, social determinants of health, and telehealth referenced as well.

Contributor: How a Health Cloud Can Help Create Seamless Virtual Health Care Experience in a Post–COVID-19 World

June 28th 2021, 8:34pm


Patients worldwide are reluctant to visit clinics and hospitals amid fears of COVID-19. Implementing virtual care capabilities can not only relieve the patients of this fear by minimizing in-person exposure and preventing the virus from spreading, but also improve patient-centered care delivery.

Contributor: Seven Shifts to an Agile Culture in Health Care

June 22nd 2021, 1:45pm


Agility has long been a big buzzword, but its salience and importance has been growing. Gallup’s research on agility finds that there are 7 fundamental shifts common to highly agile leaders—driving these changes through a hospital can help significantly advance a culture of agility.