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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
Key Insights from Business Health Agenda 2018
Business Health Agenda (BHA) is an annual conference hosted by the National Business Group on Health®, highlighting the latest trends, best practices and innovative tactics for employer-sponsored health benefits and health care initiatives. Read more about the main takeaways from the three day event.
Oct 11, 2018
How Employers Can Accelerate Paying for Value in Health Care
The Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (HCPLAN) is an unprecedented collaboration of private, public, and non-profit sectors whose goal is to transform the nation’s health system by supporting health care value over volume. Both employers and their employees can benefit from improved care and reduced costs, but are more likely to see improvements if they join this initiative and play an active role in shaping the journey toward value-based care.
Oct 6, 2016
National Business Group on Health's Position Statement on Primary and Preventive Care
Federal and state governments should advance policies to promote the use of alternative sources of lower cost primary and preventive care
Sep 6, 2016
New Evidence Shows Importance of Investment in Patient-Centered Medical Homes
This webinar gives an overview of the Business Group's document on new evidence showing the importance of investing in a value-based primary care strategy, incorporating high-functioning patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs). The slides give an overview of the PCMH model, review new evidence showing significant positive outcomes, address employer concerns, and provide recommendations for benefit managers.
Mar 22, 2016
Questions for Employers to Ask Health Plans When Considering a PCMH Strategy
This Checklist is designed to help employers consider opportunities for investing in patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) in partnership with their health plans. New evidence shows PCMHs consistently achieving reductions in unnecessary utilization and costs.
Mar 21, 2016
The Primary Care Imperative: New Evidence Shows Importance of Investment in Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH)
Patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) seek to equip primary care providers with tools necessary to provide higher quality care, with financial incentives to control costs at the same time. Employers have reasonable doubts about delivery system reforms, but new evidence shows clear and convincing positive results from the vast majority of PCMH practices. This issue brief gives an overview of the PCMH model, reviews the exciting evidence, addresses common employer concerns, and provides employer recommendations.
Mar 16, 2016
Primary Care Physicians' (PCP) Embrace of Alternative Payment Models
This Numbers You Need chart contains data on primary care physicians' current adoption of alternative payment models, as well as their willingness to participate in the future.
Mar 8, 2016
Direct Contracting with Providers to Reform the Delivery System
This Numbers You Need chart details what percentage of employers have contracted directly with providers to offer ACOs, COEs, or PCMHs to employees.
Mar 7, 2016
Emerging Payment and Delivery Models – The Primary Care Physician’s Perspective
This joint survey between the National Business Group on Health and Fidelity Investments looks at the perspectives of 500 primary care physicians concerning payment and delivery reform, such as pay-for-performance (P4P), primary care medical homes (PCMHs) and accountable care organizations (ACOs). The findings highlight what could be done to improve efficiency and drive optimal outcomes.
Mar 4, 2016
Emerging Payment and Delivery Models – The Primary Care Physician’s Perspective: Infographic
This infographic highlights results from the joint survey between the National Business Group on Health and Fidelity Investments which looked at primary care physicians' views on payment and delivery reform.
Mar 4, 2016
Nebraska Becomes 20th State to Give Full Practice Powers to Nurse Practitioners
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts (R-NE) recently signed a bill into law allowing nurse practitioners to practice without physician supervision, making it the twentieth state to do so.
Mar 19, 2015
A doctor’s office that’s all about you
This report from Consumer Reports focuses on patient-centered medical homes, which seek to provide comprehensive, continuous, well-coordinated medical care to patients.
Sep 20, 2013
Dr. Who? The next ‘doctor’ you see might be a nurse practitioner
This report from Consumer Reports focuses on nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other “advanced practice providers” who deliver care to patients.
Sep 20, 2013
A Template Letter about What doctors wish their patients knew
This template letter provides employers with sample language they can use when disseminating the What Doctors Wish Their Patients Knew report from Consumer Reports to employees.
Jun 25, 2012
A letter from Helen Darling about What Doctors Wish their Patients Knew
This letter discusses the importance of developing a productive relationship with a primary care physician and provides strategies for disseminating the What Doctors Wish Their Patients Knew report from Consumer Reports to employees and dependents.
Jun 25, 2012
What Doctors Wish their Patients Knew
This report from Consumer Reports provides a guide for consumers on how to develop a more productive relationship with their primary care physician.
Jun 25, 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

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