On June 24, President Trump issued The Executive Order on Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare to Put Patients First. This order includes sweeping provisions that could have a significant positive impact on one of the cornerstones of The Alliance: the availability of information to assess and compare the quality and price of health care services.
Many employers are intrigued by the opportunities and savings that come with self-funding your health benefit plan. Learn how you can move from being fully-insured to taking control through self-funding.
On June 5, 2019 Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the budget into law. The budget makes an interesting change to the financing of the Illinois Medicaid program, one that will be worth watching for its effect on the overall Illinois health care landscape.
Employers are using upstream methods to give employees access to high-value health care. This was the focus of a panel discussion hosted by The Alliance at their 2019 Annual Seminar in Madison, Wis.
Moving “upstream” can help employers who self-fund their health benefits improve outcomes, lower costs and gain more “joy in supporting employees,” according to Dr. Rishi Manchanda, a primary care physician, public health innovator and former health system executive.
Learn the impact of surprise medical billing from out-of-network providers, the politics of reform and what reform is happening in the United States.
Alliance employer-members and industry professionals learned the latest about health benefit design challenges and how to address them. That was the focus of the Employer Connections event at Northern Illinois University’s Rockford Campus.
You might think that proposed state laws about insurance benefits won’t impact your self-funded benefit plan due to the federal ERISA law. Think again. State legislation is increasingly having an impact on self-funded benefit plans.
“The more time you spend with your provider, the more accurate your diagnosis will be,” said Dr. Michael Tuggy. Dr. Tuggy is the vice chair at Family Medicine for America’s Health and a clinical professor at the University of Washington. He spoke at two events hosted by The Alliance to start a discussion about high-value health care and employer-sponsored direct primary care clinics.