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The New Healthcare Landscape—How to Make it Work for Your Clients

Webinar Series

This webinar series will help brokers better understand the new healthcare landscape and how to make these changes work for your clients. Learn about the latest trends and practices from national experts in this FREE, 10-part series covering the latest developments in healthcare delivery, payment and transparency. Helping your clients get more value for their healthcare dollars will be a major theme during these informative training sessions.

Be a trusted advisor and problem solver, by doing more than just staying on top of the latest trends. Get ahead of them and help drive the conversation for higher-value healthcare among employers and insurers.

The High Cost of Health Care: What’s Driving It? What Brokers Can Do About It?

Watch in-person or online as we broadcast live from NAHU’s 25th Annual Capitol Conference in Washington, D.C.

Transparency: Shining a Light into the Dark Corner of Healthcare Prices

How much does it cost? Is it high-quality? Consumers routinely ask these questions when they are purchasing products and services. But when it comes to their healthcare, this information is hard to find.

Everyone knows the price for the same procedure can vary many times over, even in the same market. But we should be paying for care based on its quality. That’s why price and quality transparency are the core building blocks for payment reform.

This webinar will explore how state laws, insurance carriers, large purchasers, vendors and consumer interest groups are making it easier to find out what healthcare really costs. We’ll examine how brokers can leverage these strategies, tools and information to help keep costs down.

Make sure you have the knowledge to answer your clients’ questions and learn the five steps you can take to advance transparency.

Payment Reform 101

Forty percent of commercial health plan payments are now tied to value-oriented payment methods. But these methods take on a wide variety of forms.

This webinar will cover the different types of value-oriented payment methods and what the evidence says about their ability to contain costs and improve quality long-term.

A wide range of methods will be analyzed as we examine:

  • Accountable Care Organizations, shared-savings and shared-risk payment arrangements
  • Payments for non-visits (e.g., patient-centered medical homes)
  • Bundled payments
  • Pay for performance
  • Capitation
Throughout, we will host an open discussion of how brokers should think about these methods and how they have the potential to improve quality and affordability.

Value-Based Insurance Design

Value-based insurance design (V-BID) can be used to help consumers and customers differentiate high- and low-value providers and services, ultimately improving the affordability and quality of care.

Join us to learn about the intricacies of V-BID, the latest evidence and best strategies. We’ll work through the example of using V-BID for diabetic populations to improve care and rein in costs.

Benefit Design and Payment Reform: A Powerful Pair for Change

No discussion of payment reform is complete without addressing benefit and network designs. How can these methods help or hinder various payment reforms?

When the right payment method is paired with the right benefit or network design, they can work together to help reduce costs and improve care.

In this webinar, we’ll dissect three examples of payment-reform approaches that pair well with specific benefit/network designs:

  • Reference pricing and bundled payment
  • Value-based insurance design and care-coordination fees or shared savings
  • Tiered and narrow networks and pay for performance.
Join us as we discuss how brokers and their clients can take the next step to implement one or more of these powerful pairs.

Curbing Inappropriate Care: How Payment Reform Can Help

So much of our healthcare spending is driven by waste and inappropriate care. Excessive imaging and improper maternity care (such as early elective deliveries) are just two examples of how overuse and inappropriate care drive up costs.

These major healthcare expenses are typically a burden to employers. Learn about the variety of ways payment reform can help.

This webinar will showcase how payment reform can curb waste and inappropriate care, focused on the examples of imaging and maternity care.

How to Assess Your Local Market’s Prospects for Payment Reform

Not every payment reform strategy will work well in every local healthcare market. Local market dynamics play a big role in determining which types of reform will succeed.

Catalyst for Payment Reform has developed a Market Assessment Tool that empowers brokers and purchasers to understand the characteristics of their local healthcare market so they can understand which reform strategy will work best.

This webinar will unpack and explain the tool, and walk through real examples utilizing information for current NAHU brokers.

How to Find Out What Value-Based Products Insurers are Offering

Catalyst for Payment Reform developed a health plan Request for Information on Payment Reform that brokers and purchasers can use to query health plans about their current provider payment practices and future plans.

The RFI empowers brokers and purchasers to have a strategic conversation with their health plan(s) and set expectations for future payment reform. Learn about the tool and how it can be used for maximum impact.

Value-Based Purchasing in Action: Advisers Share Their Strategies

In this webinar, we’ll explore real-world examples of how brokers and employers are working to successfully contain healthcare costs. Learn what’s working for your peers and gather ideas to implement in your own markets.

Become an Influencer and Educator on Healthcare Payment Reform

How can brokers take what they have learned in the previous nine webinars and start conversations among purchasers and plans that will drive local payment reform?

Join us for an open discussion of how to best communicate and explain payment reform.