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With No Replacement for OCM on Horizon, Oncology Practices Ask: What Now?

November 22, 2021

The announcement of a "strategic refresh" for payment models under the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation offered no details on what practices should expect when the Oncology Care Model (OCM) expires in 2022.

A National Perspective of the Opportunities, Challenges Facing Health Care Cost and Sustainability

November 11, 2021

Michael E. Chernew, PhD, co-editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Managed Care®, discussed cost and sustainability issues specific to commercial insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid at the National Alliance 2021 Annual Forum held in a hybrid format in Washington, DC.

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

July 18, 2021

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.

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

July 04, 2021

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.

Employer Implications of Returning to a Stabilized Business Environment

June 09, 2021

Michael Thompson, president and CEO of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions, discussed findings of his organization’s Pulse of the Purchaser survey that signaled a return to a stabilized business environment.

National Alliance Purchaser Survey Highlights Transition to Stabilized Business, Value-Based Care

April 01, 2021

A survey of employer and purchaser members of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions found that over half expect a transition to a more stabilized business environment by the third quarter of this year, as well as increased benefit offerings on mental health access and virtual care delivery.

Denise Giambalvo on Upcoming Discussions at MBGH’s Behavioral Health Program

February 21, 2021

The Midwest Business Group on Health's program this week on behavioral health will explore strategies that employers have implemented to address rising anxiety and financial stressors in the workforce amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

How Are Employers Adjusting Health Benefit Strategies Amid the Pandemic?

September 30, 2020

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.