Consumer out-of-pocket spending on healthcare was projected to hit almost $500 billion in 2021 – and is expected to reach nearly $800 billion in 2026, according to healthcare market research group Kalorama Information. “Salary growth will continue to lag healthcare...
On My Mind Blogs
The mission of The Alliance is to move employer health care forward by controlling costs, improving quality, and engaging individuals in their health. Despite the challenges posed by a (seemingly never-ending) pandemic, our cooperative has made considerable strides...
Now that 2018 is drawing to a close, it’s time to take a look at the topics that captured employers’ attention at events and on our website.
Earlier this month, I was invited to a meeting of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. My role was to give the employer perspective on population health improvement. This made me wonder… is there one?
Health Policy in Transit offers “common sense” recommendations from employers like us to U.S. lawmakers considering changes to the Affordable Care Act.
President Trump, with Republican majorities in the Senate and House, has vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act (also known as ObamaCare).
The QualityPath Program has been up and running for almost two years. As a new and “market- disrupting” initiative, we are watching this program carefully. We want to ensure that we are accomplishing our aim of better care for patients at lower costs. Check and check!
A new report, Health Care-Associated Infections, compares hospitals across the country in their efforts to reduce or eliminate two important types of infections. The report shows that while infection rates are falling as hospitals work to achieve zero occurrences, only 25 percent of hospitals meet that goal today.
Twenty national employers recently announced they have joined together to form the Health Transformation Alliance. The aim is to pool their data and market power to better control health care costs.
For years, we've heard that health care in our region is low cost (at least by comparison) and high quality. Turns out, that may be true for those who receive Medicare, but not necessarily for the rest of us.