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Publications

 

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Reducing Hospital Readmissions through Stakeholder Collaboration
Hospitals, providers and health plans need to share timely data and take a coordinated approach to care management encompassing pre-admissions and post-discharge care in order to reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions. Key finding include the need to better identify patients at high risk for readmissions, engage patients through education and communications, and establish a mutually accountable environment that does not simply penalize hospitals for unnecessary readmissions.

AstraZeneca/Boehringer Ingelheim/Novo Nordisk

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Weight Control and the Workplace
This report cites as key findings the need for individually-customized instead of generic programs, and the importance of including employees in designing and rolling out such programs. Findings are based on a collaborative examination of obesity’s toll on the workplace by 15 executives from large employers and health plans, facilitated by NEBGH.

Vivus

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eValue8 2012: Health Plan Performance Purchaser Guide
This guide assists purchasers of healthcare benefits to measure health plan performance in a standardized way. It has three focuses: 2012 eValue8 health plan performance results, explanation of what the results mean to the purchaser, and purchaser’s action plans.

eValue8

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Reducing Preventable Hospital Readmissions
Tackling preventable hospital readmissions has emerged as a major priority among employers, hospital systems, and health plans. This report details an investigation by NEBGH’s Solutions & Innovations Center into local and regional stakeholders’ perspectives, insights, and concerns related to preventable readmissions, and highlights a number of local initiatives aimed at addressing this important issue.
Click here for the Executive Summary.

Merck and Boehringer Ingelheim

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Value-Based Benefit Design: An Employer and Health Plan Perspective
Value-based benefit design (VBBD) has emerged as a promising strategy to improve clinical outcomes and enhance overall health care value while ultimately lowering costs. This report provides an overview on VBBD, and highlights key themes and issues shared at a multistakeholder roundtable hosted by NEBGH.

Novo Nordisk

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Pain Management and Employers: A Report on a Convening and Exploration
Pain in the workplace is a significant issue for employers, resulting in lost productivity, wage replacement, and increased costs of care. NEBGH conducted a targeted roundtable with employers exploring how pain impacts both employers and employees. This report summarizes key themes and issues raised by employers, and suggests activities focused on opportunities to better manage pain in the workplace.

Pfizer

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eValue8 2010
This report examines the performance of health plans serving New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, and evaluates strategies to improve care in several clinical and non clinical areas.

eValue8

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eValue8 Employer Report: 2010 New York Regional Health Care Chronic Care Performance.
Employers in New York are facing a diabetes epidemic that affects one out of every 12 adults, and continues to rise. The report examines strategies used by health plan in New York tri-state area to improve care and prevent diabetes and heart disease.

eValue8

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Improved Mental Health Benefits. Improved Productivity. Healthy Employees. Making the right choices for your organization.
For employers in the Northeast, mental health disorders are common, serious, and expensive. This guide presents step-by-step information for employers and other healthcare purchasers on how to evaluate current needs and assess the benefits they provide. Read our One Voice Project Executive Summary.

Pfizer

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Purchasing Value In Hospital-Associated Care.
As hospital costs continue to trend upward amid reports of substandard quality of care, a new approach to purchasing hospital-associated care is eclipsing traditional hospital-payer relationships.