The Impact of Reinsurance of Gene Therapies on Employer Financial Risk

April 22nd 2021, 12:21pm


Shaping COVID-19 Vaccine Education in the Workplace Through Communication, Prevention

April 18th 2021, 2:00pm


In guiding employers on their education efforts regarding COVID-19 vaccines, a communication strategy characterized by fact checking, employee empowerment, and prevention is warranted.

Addressing Physical, Emotional Pain in the Workplace Linked With Substantial Cost Savings

April 14th 2021, 3:51pm


A report by the Harvard Business Review found a significant gap between employee needs and employer benefit offerings for treatment of physical and emotional pain, with a holistic approach associated with savings of 50% on medical claims for back and joint care.

Optimizing Interoperability of Administrative, Clinical Data to Accelerate Value-Based Payment Transition

April 12th 2021, 8:03pm


Several barriers continue to impede the transition to value-based payment, particularly administrative and clinical data connectivity, transparency of quality metrics and quality measures, and prioritization of social determinants of health.

Survey Finds Provider Burnout, Disengagement as Most Potentially Disruptive Trends in Health Care

April 9th 2021, 6:55pm


A 2021 survey on health care trends to monitor finds provider burnout, disengagement, and shortage of health care professionals as the most potentially disruptive issues facing hospitals and health systems in the next 3 years.

Analyzing Innovations in Musculoskeletal Care to Improve Patient Outcomes, Cost Savings

April 4th 2021, 2:00pm


With musculoskeletal care representing one of the leading cost drivers in health care spending for self-insured employers and health plans, a transition to preventive care characterized by both digital and in-person care solutions can lead to improved patient outcomes and cost savings.

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

April 1st 2021, 8:42pm


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.

Workforce Development Implications for Health Care Systems During COVID-19 and Beyond

March 28th 2021, 3:00pm


Investing further in the development of health care staff in often overlooked aspects, such as digital technology and business acumen, can lead to incremental differences in engagement and productivity.

Hinge Health: Musculoskeletal Costs Doubled in Past Decade With No Benefit in Patient Outcomes

March 26th 2021, 9:07pm


Hinge Health’s State of MSK Report 2021 found that although patient outcomes remained stagnant in the past decade, cost for musculoskeletal care doubled with services provided in emergency rooms and outpatient/inpatient facilities associated with significantly increased spend.

Implications of Value-Based Care, Fee-for-Service Reimbursement Models Amid COVID-19

March 21st 2021, 2:00pm


Amid the pandemic, organizations utilizing a value-based care reimbursement model may be better positioned than those using a fee-for-service model to delineate high-risk patients and manage their care, particularly for long-term symptoms that may arise due to COVID-19.