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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
Large Employers' Health Care Strategy in 2019
Learn how large employers are shifting their health care strategy for the coming year to better engage employees, lower health care costs and react to changes within health care industry.
Nov 1, 2018
Leveraging COEs to Drive Change and Improve Outcomes
This Numbers You Need chart contains data on whether employers are offering centers of excellence to their employees, and, if so, for which conditions they are offered.
Sep 12, 2017
ACO Performance Considerations Guide
The ACO Performance Considerations Guide is a tool to help employers better understand an ACO's performance. It should be used in combination with the ACO Journey Map, performance measures found in the ACO contract, and any additional analysis available from the health plan and ACO providers.
Aug 16, 2017
Large Employers' 2018 Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey
Results from this survey indicate that employers are looking to new methods of controlling health care costs, improving outcomes and increasing satisfaction for their employees, both through demand-side (e.g., implementing CDHPs, modifying plan design and cost-sharing strategies, adding price transparency tools) and supply-side initiatives (e.g., telehealth, on-site clinics, Centers of Excellence, Accountable Care Organizations, etc.).
Aug 7, 2017
Large Employers' 2018 Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey: Chart Pack
Results from this survey indicate that employers are looking to new methods of controlling health care costs, improving outcomes and increasing satisfaction for their employees, both through demand-side (e.g., implementing CDHPs, modifying plan design and cost-sharing strategies, adding price transparency tools) and supply-side initiatives (e.g., telehealth, on-site clinics, Centers of Excellence, Accountable Care Organizations, etc.).
Aug 7, 2017
ACO Journey Map - Interactive Fields
This version of the ACO Journey Map enables users to save data entered into the form. Please refer to the ACO Journey Map Scoring Guide for complete instructions.
Aug 3, 2017
Reaching a Tipping Point: Key Elements Necessary for ACO Success
This infographic contains data and information to help employers assess which ACOs are market-ready.
Jul 10, 2017
The Virtual Network Effect: Nielsen's Data-Powered Approach to Driving Engagement and Quality
This webinar slide presentation details The Nielsen Company's experience with the "virtual network" -- empowering employees with tools to improve quality and lower cost, all with a benefit employees love.
Jun 23, 2017
14th Helen Darling Award for Excellence and Innovation in Value Purchasing, presented to The Boeing Company
The award profile summarizes the The Boeing Company's efforts to win the 14th Helen Darling Award for Excellence and Innovation in Value Purchasing. This document highlights Boeing's, outstanding commitment to increasing value in health care purchasing, and its leadership role in helping to change the face of employer-sponsored health care benefits.
Apr 18, 2017
Employer Checklist: Questions for ACO Consideration
This checklist is a tool to help employers assess whether an ACO strategy is right for their company.
Apr 18, 2017
ACO Journey Map
The ACO Journey Map is a tool to help employers assess an accountable care organization's (ACO) competencies along a maturity path. It provides employers with a framework to prompt conversations with health plans and ACO providers, and to inform decision-making about an ACO strategy.
Mar 24, 2017
ACO Journey Map Scoring Guide
The ACO Journey Map is a tool to help employers assess an accountable care organization's (ACO) capabilities along a maturity path. It provides employers with a framework to prompt conversations with health plans and ACO providers, and to inform employer decision-making about an ACO strategy. The following scoring guide contains instructions and detailed definitions of each competency in the ACO Journey Map.
Mar 24, 2017
ACOs Explained
What is an ACO? This two-page primer gives you the basics on what an ACO is, how it differs from past network strategies, it's impact on employers already, and prospects for cost reduction and quality improvement going forward.
Mar 24, 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
National Business Group on Health's Position Statement on Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
The National Business Group on Health believes that effective Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) must improve the quality and efficiency of care while not unduly raising prices for any patients or payers in their communities.
Oct 7, 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
Right Care, Right Place, Right Health Professional: Site of Care Benefit Manager Guide
This Benefit Manager Guide reviews the reasons employers are paying attention to where their employees seek care and provides best practice recommendations to encourage employees to obtain care from high-value settings.
Feb 27, 2015
Comments to the CMS Administrator on the Medicare Shared Savings Program for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
The National Business Group on Health sent comments to CMS on a proposed rule for Accountable Care Organizations supporting a new ACO track 3, bonuses for quality, regulatory relief from Medicare rules, prospective assignment of beneficiaries and more downside risk. However, the Business Group did not support extending the ability for Track 1 ACOs, which share no downside risk, to stay in Track 1 for an additional three years.
Feb 6, 2015
Just the Facts: Health Plan Innovations
The National Business Group on Health surveyed the five largest health plans in the country to determine their use of innovations in payment and delivery reform, including the use of accountable care organizations (ACOs) centers of excellence (COEs), telemedicine, shared and bundled payments.
May 9, 2014
Narrow Networks in Today’s Health Care Climate
Looks at narrow networks in the context of today’s health care environment, and provides examples of companies using them in unique ways as part of their overall health benefits strategy.
Nov 1, 2013
Employer Checklist for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
To assist our members with selecting and contracting with ACOs, the Business Group and our 2012 - 2013 David Scherb Executive Health Policy Fellow (Greg Marchand, Director, Benefits Policy and Strategy, The Boeing Company) developed a ACO checklist of criteria that employers should consider in negotiations.
May 8, 2013
Employer Request for Proposal (RFP) Questions for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
To assist our members with selecting and contracting with ACOs, the Business Group and our David Scherb 2012 - 2013 Executive Health Policy Fellow (Gregory D. Marchand, Director, Benefits Policy and Strategy, The Boeing Company) developed a detailed list of questions for ACOs that employers should consider when requesting RFPs from potential ACOs as potential partners.
May 8, 2013
Safety & Quality Checklist for Achieving Preferred Hospital or Center of Excellence Status
This checklist includes suggested requirements to be met by hospitals with preferred hospital or COE status.
Nov 5, 2012
Comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the Medicare Shared Savings Program and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
The National Business Group on Health submitted recommendations to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the proposed rule implementing Section 3022 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) establishing the Medicare Shared Savings Program and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to ensure ACOs truly deliver on the promise of better care and better health at lower costs.
Jun 6, 2011

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