Reducing Hospital Readmissions through Stakeholder Collaboration (12/13)

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 findings 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.

Weight Control and the Workplace (10/13)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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