BHCG Monitor: Focus on Health Care Benefits
 
 

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BHCG Monitor: Health Care Reform - Notable News

 

Health Care Reform — Notable News

Health care reform with all its nuances and implications is an issue that remains front and center on our employer members’ radar screens. This column is a regular feature of the BHCG Monitor. We will be keeping you up to date on Affordable Care Act (ACA) developments relevant to employers and also providing information that we hope will be helpful you to you as you continue to develop your health care reform compliance strategies.



 
 
 
 

BHCG Monitor: An Electronic Personal Health Record Primer

 

The Doctor's Not In?
Maybe It Doesn't Matter

How technology is changing the delivery of health care

In the February edition of the Monitor we wrote about the emerging primary care provider shortage: Primary Care - Challenges Ahead. We noted that, while most experts agree there is a looming shortage, the magnitude of that shortage is a point of debate. Some experts argue that current predictions are overestimating the looming primary care physician shortage because traditional doctor-to-population ratios fail to take into account how technological advances will allow fewer physicians to provide care to more patients. In this article we report on some of these new technologies and how they are changing the way health care is delivered.



 
 
 
 

BHCG Monitor: An Electronic Personal Health Record Primer

 

Reshaping Health Care,
Best Performers Leading the Way

On May 29 Rose Nelson and Mark Bukowski of Towers Watson presented highlights of the 18th Annual Towers Watson/National Business Group on Health Employer Survey on Purchasing Value in Health Care to the BHCG Benefits Subcommittee. The 2013 report, titled, Reshaping Health Care, Best Performers Leading the Way, identified the actions of the best-performing employers as well as current trends in health care benefit programs of U.S. employers with at least 1,000 employees. The survey was completed by 583 employers between November 2012 and January 2013. Survey respondents collectively employ 11.3 million full-time employees and expected to spend approximately $103 billion on health care in 2013.



 
BHCG Monitor: Focus on Health Care Benefits - April 2012