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2020 Large Employers' Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey: Delivery System Innovations
This year, the Large Employers' Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey included questions focused on advanced primary care initiatives, centers of excellence, ACOs/HPNs, mental and behavioral health, and fraud, waste and abuse.
Aug 13, 2019
2020 Large Employers' Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey: Full Report
This year, the Large Employers' Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey included questions to provide insight into large employers' views on the rapidly changing health care landscape. Large employers were asked about their evolving role in bringing about change in health care, their thoughts about proposed policy changes and the position of virtual solutions in their offerings.
Aug 13, 2019
Results from the 2020 Large Employers' Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey: Press Briefing
This year, the Large Employers' Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey included questions to provide insight into large employers' views on the rapidly changing health care landscape. The press briefing covered 10 key insights into how large employers are approaching the delivery system, policy, pharmacy, health care cost management and more.
Aug 13, 2019
Supporting Employees Through Enhanced Clinical Trials Coverage
.Gain an understanding of how existing disparities within clinical research patient populations impact the diversity of the resulting data. Learn how employers can improve access by designing their benefit to support members during the critical moments surrounding a serious illness diagnosis.
May 21, 2019
Designing a Comprehensive Fertility Benefit to Fit the Needs of Today's Workforce
Hear from Microsoft on how they partner with Progyny to provide a comprehensive fertility benefit that improves outcomes for both employee and employer and learn about their overall approach to fertility treatment coverage, eligibility, and total cost management.
Apr 23, 2019
Employer Case Study: Walgreens' innovative approach to high musculoskeletal claims
Depression and anxiety rates were reduced by over 60% and 2 out of 3 surgeries were avoided through a comprehensive digital musculoskeletal care solution that reduced MSK pain better than opioids.
Apr 5, 2019
Marijuana Considerations for Employers Issue Brief
Medical and recreational marijuana remain illegal on the federal level, but 46 states and the District of Columbia have legalized some form of it. As public perception of marijuana use evolves and FDA approved marijuana-derived medications enter the market, employers may want to consider their strategy for coverage, drug testing, and mental and behavioral supports related to the drug.
Jan 30, 2019
Multiple Sclerosis: New Evidence, New Treatments
This guide recommends actions for employers to support employees and dependents living with multiple sclerosis, including medical and pharmacy plan design considerations, workplace supports to help employees with MS stay productive in the workplace, and integration of employee assistance programs to help patients stay happy and healthy.
Jan 30, 2019
How Are Employers Tackling Musculoskeletal Health? The US Foods Story
Musculoskeletal health (MSK) is a leading cost driver for employers, accounting for $1 of every $6 of health care dollars nationally. This trend will continue to grow, driven by orthopedic procedures like knee replacements, which are often done unnecessarily and can result in a lengthy healing process for employees. This webinar features US Foods' three-pronged approach to addressing musculoskeletal care, including: • Prevention through ergonomics and digital programs; • Treatment decision-support through e.g. a second opinion program; and • High-quality/low cost provider selection if surgery is necessary. US Foods' outcomes to-date for all of these approaches are summarized, focusing in particular on the digital prevention program they implemented.
Feb 28, 2018
Not All Doctors are Created Equal: How Comcast Connects Members to High-Quality Care
These slides detail how Comcast NBCUniversal is improving overall physician quality through their partnership with Grand Rounds by avoiding significant unnecessary costs and improved care quality with their initial focus on utilization of second opinion services for their employees with complex medical concerns. Comcast's strategy is evolving to connect all of their employees to high-quality care by matching them to local, in-network, top-quality physicians that are best suited to address their clinical needs.
Jan 29, 2018
Supporting Employees with Multiple Sclerosis: High Cost Claimants Webinar Series Part VIII
This webinar slide presentation features information from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society about the scope and impact of multiple sclerosis (MS), as well as how employers can support employees and their children living with MS.
Jan 10, 2018
Joint Letter to Letter to House Appropriations Committee Leaders Supporting AHRQ Funding for FY2018
The National Business Group on Health sent a joint letter to House Appropriations Committee leadership urging maintaining or increasing funding for AHRQ, and its critical research, in their FY 2018 omnibus bill.
Jan 8, 2018
Joint Letter to Letter to Senate Appropriations Committee Leaders Supporting AHRQ Funding for FY2018
The National Business Group on Health sent a joint letter to Senate Appropriations Committee leadership urging maintaining or increasing funding for AHRQ, and its critical research, in their FY 2018 omnibus bill.
Jan 8, 2018
An Employer's First Steps Toward "Paying for Value": Amgen Tackles Value-Based Insurance Design
In this webinar, Amgen Inc. discusses the first steps they have taken, in partnership with University of Michigan, to implement a value-based insurance design approach.
Dec 13, 2017
Executive Summary: Evidence-Based Approaches to Substance Use Disorder (Addiction) Treatment
The Business Group's Benefit Manager Guide on Evidence-Based Approaches to Substance Use Disorder ("Addiction") Treatment goes in depth on the science of SUD, impacts on employers, and employer strategies for connecting employees and dependents to appropriate medical and behavioral health treatment. This executive summary outlines the major findings and recommendations from the full benefit manager guide.
Dec 11, 2017
Key Insights: High-Cost Claimants: Cardiovascular Health
Treatment and lost productivity due to cardiovascular disease cost the U.S. $555 billion in 2016, more than any other diagnostic group. By 2035, the cost is expected to top $1.1 trillion. What can employers do? This is the third in a series of profiles focused on the conditions that drive the highest claims for individual employees and/or dependents.
Dec 11, 2017
High-Cost Claimants Webinar Series - Unintentional Injuries
In this webinar, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) discusses the trends of the opioid overdose epidemic and the National Safety Council discusses results from their national survey of employers, tools available to employers facing this epidemic, and employer-focused prevention and support strategies.
Nov 16, 2017
Supporting Employees with High-Risk Maternity Conditions: High Cost Claimants Webinar Series Part IV
This webinar slide presentation features information from the March of Dimes Chief Medical Officer about the scope and impact of high-risk conditions associated with maternity care, as well as how employers can support employees and their children living with these conditions.
Oct 17, 2017
High-Cost Claimants: Cardiovascular Conditions
This webinar slide presentation features information from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation's Million Hearts about the scope and impact of cardiovascular conditions, as well as how employers can support employees and their dependents living with these impactful, high cost conditions.
Oct 3, 2017
Guiding Employees to High-Value Providers
This Numbers You Need chart contains data on the types of value-based benefits designs employers have integrated into their plans. For more information on this chart, please see the National Business Group on Health's 2019 Large Employers' Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey.
Sep 12, 2017
Evidence-Based Approaches to Substance Use Disorder (Addiction) Treatment
Substance use disorder (SUD) is a growing concern for employers for several reasons, including the opioid epidemic, concerns about fraud, out-of-network costs, and the huge impact it has on employee health and productivity. Only 10% of people with SUD receive medical treatment for their condition and stigma remains a serious concern. Employers have several strategies available to increase the chances their employees avoid SUD, and receive appropriate treatment to overcome this chronic disease.
Jul 27, 2017
Evidence-Based Approaches to Diabetes Prevention
The burden of diabetes across the U.S. is significant and one-third of Americans are at-risk for developing the disease, but for many people it can be prevented. Learn how employers can partner with on-site fitness center providers, health plans, community providers and others to screen for prediabetes and deliver programs to help keep individuals from progressing to diabetes.
May 3, 2017
How Lowe's Uses Advanced Analytics to Build Successful COEs
In this webinar, hear how Lowe’s uses advanced analytics to provide their employees and their dependents with access to high-quality, high-value services through well-managed centers of excellence (COEs).
Mar 14, 2017
Therapies and Supports for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Families
At least 88% of large employers cover some type of autism benefit, but the breadth and scope of treatments covered varies widely. This Benefit Manager Guide outlines the clinical evidence for the most common autism treatments and other considerations for employers as they seek to support children with autism and their working caregivers.
Jan 31, 2017
Selecting Evidence-Based Vendor Partners in the CDHP Era
Partnering with strategic vendors that help patients access high quality, cost-effective, evidence-based treatments is essential for employees and their dependents, particularly once they’ve moved to a consumer-directed health plan. This guide presents several items employers should keep in mind when selecting vendors to ensure their services are evidence-based.
Oct 14, 2016
Congress Funds Government through December 9 and Approves Funds to Combat Zika and Opioid Abuse
This week, Congress struck a deal to fund the federal government until December 9, averting a shutdown October 1st. The funding deal also includes funding to combat zika and opioid abuse.
Sep 30, 2016
Prescription Opioid Misuse and Abuse - 2016 Update
As the negative impact of prescription opioid misuse and heroin epidemic grows, private and public efforts to tackle the problem have accelerated in the past two years. This update reviews recent progress and outlines employer strategies to stem the problem while delivering assistance to employees and dependents in need.
Sep 22, 2016
More than a Name Change: Reframing Palliative Care to Supportive Care
Palliative care reduces costs and improves outcomes, but few patients know what it is, and those that do often mistakenly associate it with dying. To reduce stigma, the Business Group suggests that large employers reframe palliative care to supportive care. This document identifies opportunities for employers through coverage, communications, and delivery-system engagement to better support their employees and dependents.
Sep 12, 2016
Evidence-Based Infertility Benefits
This webinar showcases how one employer has helped employees find high-quality providers who follow evidence-based guidelines to achieve the ultimate goal: a healthy, full-term singleton birth. Compelling outcomes will have all employers reconsidering their approach to infertility benefits.
Aug 25, 2016
Low-Hanging Fruit: Nine Evidence-Based Benefit Design Opportunities
This document identifies top opportunities for benefit managers to align plan design with leading clinical evidence to make sure they're steering consumers toward what works--and paying for it--while discouraging potentially wasteful care.
Jun 10, 2016
What Your CEO is Reading - Value-Based Contracts for Specialty Drugs
This newsletter highlights a recent news article on value-based pricing agreements, which is when manufacturers share in the financial risk if medications don't work as intended.
May 13, 2016
Achieving Higher Employee Engagement by Investing in the Vitality of Your Workplace
See how McKesson and DaVita HealthCare Partners worked with The Vitality Group to increase employee engagement in a wellbeing program, including incentives, targeted communications, and social media.
Mar 7, 2016
Low Back Pain: How to Encourage Evidence-Based, Non-Invasive Treatments
This Benefit Manager Guide gives plan design and programmatic recommendations for employers so they can make sure employees and covered dependents are incentivized to receive treatments for low back pain that are appropriate, evidence-based, and, ideally, non-invasive.
Mar 1, 2016
Spike in Lyme Disease Cases Calls for Employer Action
The number of counties in the Northeastern U.S. considered to have a high rate of Lyme disease grew by 320%, from 1993 to 2012, and the areas in which Lyme disease is found are growing. If left untreated, Lyme disease poses significant health threats. This Employer Alert provides recommendations for employers as they seek to help prevent and treat Lyme disease amongst their population.
Oct 22, 2015
Engaging Women in Evidence-Based Maternity Care
This issue brief reviews which maternity interventions are commonly overused and underused and recommends employer actions to promote evidence-based care and achieve engagement. Also included are brief snapshots of employers whose innovative efforts are driving increased utilization of important maternity benefits and programs.
Apr 8, 2015
National Business Group on Health's Position Statement on Comparative Effectiveness Research
The National Business Group on Health supports independent studies comparing the effectiveness of new and existing medical interventions.
Sep 22, 2014
Second-Opinion Services
The purpose of this survey was to explore the second-opinion services offered by National Business Group on Health members. Respondents were asked how the program is designed and what outcomes they have experienced. In addition, the survey looked at health care navigators, and the prevalence of second-opinion services outside the U.S. Forty members of the Business Group responded to this survey.
Feb 28, 2014
Employer Alert: Computed Tomography (CT) Imaging and the Risk to Children
This Employer Alert summarizes steps employers can take to minimize the inappropriate use of CT scans for children covered by their plans.
Dec 2, 2013
Controlling Health Care Spending in the United States
Looks at the drivers of health care spend and provides solutions that will help control costs and improve quality and effectiveness of care. This material is prepared to be adapted or customized for the unique culture and challenges of your company.
Oct 31, 2013
Echocardiography after surgery to replace a heart valve: When you need it—and when you don’t
This resource is intended to engage consumers in important conversations with their physicians about when it's appropriate to have an echocardiogram after surgery. It was developed by Consumer Reports in cooperation with the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for Choosing Wisely, a project of the ABIM Foundation.
Oct 23, 2013
Heart stress tests before chest surgery: When you need them—and when you don’t
This resource is intended to engage consumers in important conversations with their physicians about when it's appropriate to have heart stress tests before chest surgery. It was developed by Consumer Reports in cooperation with the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for Choosing Wisely, a project of the ABIM Foundation.
Oct 23, 2013
Insomnia and anxiety in older people: Sleeping pills are usually not the best solution
This resource is intended to engage consumers in important conversations with their physicians about when it's appropriate to take sleeping pills. It was developed by Consumer Reports in cooperation with the American Geriatric Society for Choosing Wisely, a project of the ABIM Foundation.
Oct 23, 2013
Treating disruptive behavior in people with dementia: Antipsychotic drugs are usually not the best choice
This resource is intended to engage consumers in important conversations with their physicians about when it's appropriate for people with dementia to take antipsychotic drugs. It was developed by Consumer Reports in cooperation with the American Geriatric Society for Choosing Wisely, a project of the ABIM Foundation.
Oct 23, 2013
Treating rheumatoid arthritis: “Non-biologic” drugs are a better first choice
This resource is intended to engage consumers in important conversations with their physicians about appropriate treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. It was developed by Consumer Reports in cooperation with the American College of Rheumatology for Choosing Wisely, a project of the ABIM Foundation.
Oct 23, 2013
Imaging tests after a heart procedure: When you need them and when you don't
This resource is intended to engage consumers in important conversations with their physicians about when its appropriate to have imaging tests after a heart procedure. It was developed by Consumer Reports in cooperation with the American College of Cardiology for Choosing Wisely, a project of the ABIM Foundation.
May 3, 2013
Lab tests before surgery: When you need them and when you don't
This resource is intended to engage consumers in important conversations with their physicians about when its appropriate to have lab tests before surgery. It was developed by Consumer Reports in cooperation with the American Society for Clinical Pathology for Choosing Wisely, a project of the ABIM Foundation.
May 3, 2013
Antibiotics for a sore throat, cough, or runny nose: When children need them—and when they don’t
This resource is intended to engage consumers in important conversations with their physicians about when its appropriate to have children use antibiotics for a sore throat, cough or runny nose. It was developed by Consumer Reports in cooperation with the American Academy of Pediatrics for Choosing Wisely, a project of the ABIM Foundation.
Mar 27, 2013
Care at the end of life for advanced cancer patients: When to choose supportive care
This resource is intended to engage consumers in important conversations with their physicians about care at the end of life for advanced cancer patients. It was developed by Consumer Reports in cooperation with the American Society of Clinical Oncology for Choosing Wisely, a project of the ABIM Foundation.
Mar 27, 2013
Colonoscopy: When you need it—and when you don’t
This resource is intended to engage consumers in important conversations with their physicians about when its appropriate to have a colonoscopy. It was developed by Consumer Reports in cooperation with the American Gastroenterological Association for Choosing Wisely, a project of the ABIM Foundation.
Mar 27, 2013
Delivering your baby: Why scheduling early delivery is not a good idea
This resource is intended to engage consumers in important conversations with their physicians about why scheduling early delivery is not a good idea. It was developed by Consumer Reports in cooperation with the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for Choosing Wisely, a project of the ABIM Foundation.
Mar 27, 2013
Drugs to boost white blood cells for cancer patients on chemotherapy: When you need them—and when you don’t
This resource is intended to engage consumers in important conversations with their physicians about when its appropriate to use drugs to boost white blood cells. It was developed by Consumer Reports in cooperation with the American Society of Clinical Oncology for Choosing Wisely, a project of the ABIM Foundation.
Mar 27, 2013
Echocardiography for heart valve disease: When you need the test—and when you don’t
This resource is intended to engage consumers in important conversations with their physicians about when its appropriate to have echocardiography for heart valve disease . It was developed by Consumer Reports in cooperation with the American College of Cardiology for Choosing Wisely, a project of the ABIM Foundation.
Mar 27, 2013
Imaging and tumor marker tests for breast cancer: When you need them—and when you don’t
This resource is intended to engage consumers in important conversations with their physicians about when its appropriate to have imaging and tumor marker tests for breast cancer. It was developed by Consumer Reports in cooperation with the American Society of Clinical Oncology for Choosing Wisely, a project of the ABIM Foundation.
Mar 27, 2013
Imaging tests for early prostate cancer: When you need them—and when you don’t
This resource is intended to engage consumers in important conversations with their physicians about when it's appropriate to have imaging tests for early prostate cancer. It was developed by Consumer Reports in cooperation with the American Society of Clinical Oncology for Choosing Wisely, a project of the ABIM Foundation.
Mar 27, 2013
Stress tests for chest pain: When you need an imaging test—and when you don’t
This resource is intended to engage consumers in important conversations with their physicians about when it's appropriate to stress tests for chest pain. It was developed by Consumer Reports in cooperation with the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology for Choosing Wisely, a project of the ABIM Foundation.
Mar 27, 2013
Testing after heart procedures: When you need a nuclear stress test—and when you don’t
This resource is intended to engage consumers in important conversations with their physicians about when its appropriate to have a nuclear stress tests after heart procedures. It was developed by Consumer Reports in cooperation with the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology for Choosing Wisely, a project of the ABIM Foundation.
Mar 27, 2013
Testing for Alzheimer’s disease: When you need a brain scan—and when you don’t
This resource is intended to engage consumers in important conversations with their physicians about when its appropriate to test for Alzheimer’s disease. It was developed by Consumer Reports in cooperation with the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging for Choosing Wisely, a project of the ABIM Foundation.
Mar 27, 2013
Treating blocked leg arteries: When you need a procedure—and when you don’t
This resource is intended to engage consumers in important conversations with their physicians about treating blocked leg arteries. It was developed by Consumer Reports in cooperation with the Society for Vascular Medicine for Choosing Wisely, a project of the ABIM Foundation.
Mar 27, 2013
Treating migraine headaches: Some drugs should rarely be used
This resource is intended to engage consumers in important conversations with their physicians about appropriate drugs to treat migraine headaches. It was developed by Consumer Reports in cooperation with the American Academy of Neurology for Choosing Wisely, a project of the ABIM Foundation.
Mar 27, 2013
What to reject when you're expecting: 10 procedures to think twice about during your pregnancy
This report from Consumer Reports focuses on 10 procedures that are commonly overused during pregnancy.
Feb 21, 2013
Letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to Reduce Inappropriate Medical Imaging Self-Referrals
The National Business Group on Health sent a letter to CMS to implement the Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommendations to clearly identify, monitor and reduce payments to providers for inappropriate use of self-referrals for advanced imaging services.
Nov 19, 2012
Hard decisions about cancer: 5 tests and treatments to question
This resource is intended to engage consumers in important conversations with their physicians about five tests and treatments for cancer that are not supported by evidence for most patients. It was developed by Consumer Reports in cooperation with the American Society of Clinical Oncology for Choosing Wisely, a project of the ABIM Foundation.
Oct 10, 2012
Diagnostic Imaging for Low Back Pain
This guide summarizes evidence-based recommendations on imaging for low back pain and provides action steps for employers to encourage the appropriate use of imaging. The guide was developed by the National Business Group on Health in support of its work as a partner in the Choosing Wisely® campaign.
Oct 2, 2012
Allergy tests: When you need them—and when you don’t
This resource is intended to engage consumers in important conversations with their physicians about when its appropriate to get an allergy test. It was developed by Consumer Reports in cooperation with the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy, & Immunology for Choosing Wisely, a project of the ABIM Foundation.
Sep 25, 2012
Imaging tests for ovarian cysts: When you need them—and when you don’t
This resource is intended to engage consumers in important conversations with their physicians about when its appropriate to have imaging tests for ovarian cysts. It was developed by Consumer Reports in cooperation with the American College of Radiology for Choosing Wisely, a project of the ABIM Foundation.
Sep 25, 2012
Chest X-rays before surgery: When you need them and when you don't
This resource is intended to engage consumers in important conversations with their physicians about when it's appropriate to have a chest X-ray before surgery. It was developed by Consumer Reports in cooperation with the American College of Radiology for Choosing Wisely, a project of the ABIM Foundation
Aug 23, 2012
EKGs and exercise stress tests: When you need them for heart disease and when you don't
This resource is intended to engage consumers in important conversations with their physicians about when it's appropriate to have an EKG or exercise stress test for heart disease. It was developed by Consumer Reports in cooperation with the American Academy of Family Physicians for Choosing Wisely, a project of the ABIM Foundation.
Aug 23, 2012
Bone-density tests: When you need them and when you don't
This resource is intended to engage consumers in important conversations with their physicians about when its appropriate to get a bone-density test. It was developed by Consumer Reports in cooperation with the American Academy for Family Physicians for Choosing Wisely, a project of the ABIM Foundation.
May 30, 2012
Imaging tests for headaches: When you need them and when you don't
This resource is intended to engage consumers in important conversations with their physicians about when its appropriate to get an imaging test for headaches. It was developed by Consumer Reports in cooperation with the American College of Radiology for Choosing Wisely, a project of the ABIM Foundation.
May 30, 2012
Imaging tests for lower-back pain: When you need them and when you don't
This resource is intended to engage consumers in important conversations with their physicians about when its appropriate to get imaging tests for lower-back pain. It was developed by Consumer Reports in cooperation with the American Academy for Family Physicians for Choosing Wisely, a project of the ABIM Foundation.
May 30, 2012
Pap tests: When you need them and when you don't
This resource is intended to engage women in important conversations with their physicians about when its appropriate to get a Pap test. It was developed by Consumer Reports in cooperation with the American Academy for Family Physicians for Choosing Wisely, a project of the ABIM Foundation.
May 30, 2012
Treating heartburn and GERD: Use Nexium, Prilosec, and related drugs carefully
This resource is intended to engage consumers in important conversations with their physicians about the appropriate treatment of heartburn and GERD. It was developed by Consumer Reports in cooperation with the American Gastroenterological Association for Choosing Wisely, a project of the ABIM Foundation.
May 30, 2012
Treating sinusitis: Don't rush to antibiotics
This resource is intended to engage consumers in important conversations with their physicians about when its appropriate to treat sinusitis with antibiotics. It was developed by Consumer Reports in cooperation with the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology for Choosing Wisely, a project of the ABIM Foundation.
May 30, 2012
Treatment to Prevent Fractures in Men and Women with Low Bone Density and Osteoporosis: Update of a 2007 Report
This guide provides actions for employers that want to use, in their health and wellness programs, comparative effectiveness research (CER) findings about the effectiveness and safety of fracture prevention treatments for women and men with low bone density and osteoporosis.
May 25, 2012
Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults
This guide provides actions for employers that want to use comparative effectiveness research (CER) findings about the diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in adults in their health plans and programs.
May 15, 2012
Managing Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): An Update
This guide provides actions for employers who want to use comparative effectiveness research (CER) findings about management strategies for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in their health plans and programs.
May 15, 2012
A Guide for Employers: Using Comparative Effectiveness Research - Renal Artery Stenosis Treatments
This guide provides actions suggested by the National Business Group on Health for employers who want to use comparative effectiveness research (CER) in their health plan and program design. It is based on research funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Jun 20, 2011
A Guide for Employers: Using Comparative Effectiveness Research - Rotator Cuff Tears in Adults
This guide provides actions suggested by the National Business Group on Health for employers who want to use comparative effectiveness research (CER) in their health plan and program design. It is based on research funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Jun 20, 2011
A Guide for Employers: Using Comparative Effectiveness Research - Choosing to Have Labor Induced: Safety and Harm
Provides actions suggested by the National Business Group on Health for employers who want to use comparative effectiveness research (CER) in their health plan and program design. It is based on research funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Jun 6, 2011
A Guide for Employers: Using Comparative Effectiveness Research - Treatments for Knee Osteoarthritis
Provides actions suggested by the National Business Group on Health for employers who want to use comparative effectiveness research (CER) in their health plan and program design. It is based on research funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Jun 1, 2011
National Business Group on Health's Position Statement on Evidence Based Medicine
Utilizing evidence based medicine will encourage and reward effective care and will promote value and increase quality.
Oct 28, 2010
Innovations In Plan Design: Better Health at a Lower Cost
An new value-based benefit design product introduced by health plans in the Oregon market is designed to achieve up to 10% reduction in premium while addressing underuse of effective care and overuse of preference and supply-sensitive interventions.
Jul 30, 2010
Employer's Guide to Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Designed to help employers improve the delivery of child and adolescent behavioral health services, as well as improve services for family caregivers. This Guide details the impact of child and adolescent mental health disorders on the employer; major trends in epidemiology and treatment; and current challenges and recommendations for action.
Mar 6, 2009

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