Contributor: The Importance of Crisis Management/Social Networking Strategies for Behavior Change in Vaccine Adoption

September 25th 2020, 4:00pm


This article was written by Maureen Hennessey, PhD, CPCC, CPHQ, senior vice president and director of Value Transformation for PRECISIONvalue.

Employers Increasing Virtual, Behavioral Health Coverage Amid Pandemic

September 23rd 2020, 8:20pm


Based on findings of the Business Group on Health’s 2021 Large Employers' Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey, employers have increased funding in virtual care and behavioral health amid the coronavirus disease pandemic.

Contributor: Steps Health Professionals Can Take to Reduce Inequality in Health Outcomes

September 18th 2020, 3:00pm


Jason Shafrin, PhD, serves as the vice president of Health Economics at PRECISIONheor, and Meena Venkatachalam, MSc, is the senior director of Health Economics at PRECISIONheor.

Understanding Expansion of FSAs, HSAs to Pay for Health Care Needs

September 16th 2020, 5:00pm


A cost-saving provision made possible by the recent COVID-19 relief CARES Act now allows Americans to leverage pre-tax funds from their flexible spending arrangements [FSAs] or health savings accounts [HSAs] to purchase over-the-counter medicines and menstrual care products.

Contributor: 4 Data Sharing “Truths” for Health Plans

September 11th 2020, 4:00pm


Karen Kobelski is the vice president and general manager of clinical surveillance, compliance & data solutions at Wolters Kluwer. She brings more than 25 years of experience to her position, which expands her previous leadership role over the Safety & Surveillance group to also include the Health Language portfolio of data normalization solutions.

Experts Discuss How Expanding Traditional Value Frameworks Can Address Inequities in Health Outcomes

September 9th 2020, 1:00pm


Expanding traditional value frameworks to include inequality and factors that contribute to this is the first step to addressing disparities in health outcomes. Utilizing multi-criteria decision analysis and distributional cost effect analysis can assist in deriving data and subsequently acting on these issues.

Contributor: Why Key Leadership Experiences Are Vital for Developing Future Physician Leaders

September 3rd 2020, 4:00pm


As chief quality officer for Allegheny Health Network, Brian M. Parker, MD, is responsible for ensuring that the highest standards of patient care quality, safety, and service excellence are achieved.

Dr Jan Berger Previews Topics Stakeholders Will Hear at MBGH Meeting

September 3rd 2020, 10:30am


When 40th Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH) Annual Conference meets this week, stakeholder groups will tackle issues within population health and precision medicine, and discuss the influence of employers on these discussions.

How Can Employers Optimally Support Employee Caregivers?

September 2nd 2020, 7:00pm


In a webinar by the Integrated Benefits Institute, an employer panel discussed perspectives, initiatives, and challenges in their respective caregiving benefits, as well as how the current pandemic has impacted their strategies.

Examining the Impact of Behavioral Health Costs on Overall Health Care Spending

August 30th 2020, 2:00pm


Of the top 10% considered high cost from an overall cohort of 21 million, a recent study by Milliman found that 57% of this high-cost group had a mental health or substance abuse diagnosis. This behavioral subgroup was shown to contribute to 44% of all health care spending, said Henry Harbin, MD, leading behavioral health expert and adviser to The Bowman Family Foundation.