Welcome to the latest issue of Purchasing High Performance, a newsletter designed for employers and coalitions seeking value in health care, sponsored by the National Business Coalition on Health and The Commonwealth Fund.
Perspectives on Policy
The Supreme Court has weighed in, upholding the landmark health care reform law. That clears the way for the state and federal health exchanges to start revamping the way many Americans and American employers buy health care. What will this and other coming changes mean for employers? Read more »
The results are in following the first year of one of the nation's largest medical home efforts and they're all good. Powered by a novel approach to providing small physician practices with access to necessary information technology, CareFirst's medical home effort boasts broad participation and a decline in net spending versus projections. Will employers take note? Read more »
Nine leading medical societies recently launched an effort to curb 45 different medical procedures that are done way too often. How can you help? Read more »
Technology is changing how, where, and when we see the doctor, learn about our various maladies, and fight back against disease. Will it also save money and make us healthier? Read more »
Today's CFOs are asking benefits managers to help quantify the value of company investments in health care and wellness. Here's how to answer. Read more »
Insurers, consultants, and employers of all sizes are thinking about setting up their own private health exchanges that would operate alongside their public counterparts. What's the appeal and will they take off? Read more »