The Impact of Value-Based Purchasing and Other Employee Initiatives on Population Health: Thought Leaders in Population Health Speaker Series

November 20, 2014 at 12:00pm
Webinar (ET)

Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors, as part of the Thought Leaders in Population Health Speaker Series, will host a complimentary webinar titled The Impact of Value-Based Purchasing and Other Employee Initiatives on Population Health. This session will discuss several approaches for population health managers to reduce costs and improve health care.

The webinar, scheduled for November 20, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. ET, will be led by Laurel Pickering, MPH, President & CEO of Northeast Business Group on Health, and David Lansky, PhD, President & CEO of Pacific Business Group on Health. Adam Solander of Epstein Becker Green will moderate the session. 

This session will explore the activities of some well-known employer coalitions to discuss how they are designing and implementing value-based purchasing initiatives. As companies continue to struggle in the slowly recovering U.S. economy, comply with the remaining provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and engage in other initiatives, many employers are implementing innovative population health strategies to reduce costs and improve health care. The session will include an update on consumer-directed health, accountable care organizations (ACOs) and care management and wellness programs. The speakers will also highlight several recent surveys reporting on recent employer-sponsored health coverage trends.

The webinar will focus on:

  • Standardizing and reporting on performance measurements
  • Identifying the next wave in value-based purchasing
  • Assessing the impact of the ACA and other health care reform initiatives on employers
  • Establishing mental health parity standards
  • Engaging consumers in informed decision-making
  • Moving towards an integrated delivery system, including ACOs

The Thought Leaders in Population Health Speaker Series offers participants informative and insightful guidance on how population health strategies are transforming the health care paradigm as the industry moves towards the measurement and management of integrated delivery systems such as ACOs.

“The Population Health Webinar Series attempts to find some common ground for health care professionals and other health care stakeholders by identifying best practices and creating a call to action for collaboration and outcomes improvement nationwide,” says Solander. “From the Affordable Care Act and data analytics, to advancement in health IT systems, a number of factors are having a significant impact on the health care delivery system.”

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The Speakers

Laurel Pickering, MPH, President & CEO, Northeast Business Group on Health

Laurel Pickering, MPH, serves as Northeast Business Group on Health’s President & CEO. During her tenure at NEBGH, Ms. Pickering has focused on mobilizing the business community to drive improvement in health care, providing access to health insurance for small businesses by creating a health insurance exchange, and organizing health plans to work together to improve quality. Ms. Pickering is also chair of the board of directors of the NEBGH subsidiary, HealthPass, a health insurance exchange for small businesses.

She currently serves on the board of the National Quality Forum; the board of directors of The Leapfrog Group; National Business Coalition on Health; the Foundation for Art & Healing; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Business and Labor Responds to AIDS Board of Business and Labor Partners; and the Commissioner of NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Advisory Council.

David Lansky, PhD, President & CEO, Pacific Business Group on Health

David Lansky, PhD, serves as Pacific Business Group on Health’s President & CEO and is responsible for its efforts to improve the affordability and availability of high-quality health care. Since 2008, Dr. Lansky has led the coalition of 60 large employers and health care purchasers representing over 5 million Californians. PBGH also collaborates with diverse stakeholders on national health care policy issues through the Consumer-Purchaser Alliance.

A nationally recognized expert in accountability quality, measurement and health IT, Dr. Lansky has served as a board member or advisor to a number of health care programs, including the Congressional Budget Office, the Health IT Policy Committee, the National Quality Forum, National Priorities Partnership, the Joint Commission, the National Patient Safety Foundation and the Alliance for Health Reform.

Adam Solander, Associate, Epstein Becker Green

Session moderator Adam Solander offers strategic counsel on health policy, value-based purchasing and accountable care through EBG Advisors, Inc. Mr. Solander has a deep understanding of health care legislation, as he is a Certified CSF Practitioner, a designation given by the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST).

To listen to the previous webinars from our Thought Leaders in Population Health Speaker Series, please click here.