The Alliance Annual Meeting served as the launchpad for our Roadmap to High-Value Health Care, featuring real-life examples from employers that use the flexibility and data The Alliance provides to move the needle on quality and cost.
Confusion about out-of-pocket health care costs is making some people reluctant to seek the health care services they need. A survey of Wisconsin public employees by the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin—Madison aimed to learn more about people’s experiences with their health plans and their understanding of the health care system. Professor J. Michael Collins, faculty director of the Center for Financial Security at UW–Madison, shared survey results during a May event titled, “Managing Out-of-Pocket Medical Expenses: How Well are Families Prepared for a World of High Deductibles?”
Executive Order on Improving Price and Quality Transparency – A Lot for Employers and Consumers to Like!
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.
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.