High-Performance Health Plan Solution Plans Set for Market Launch

Jeffrey Kluever

In my January column of The Catalyst, I provided an overview of several initiatives we will be working on throughout 2021, including introducing you to our partnership with Centivo to develop Wisconsin’s first high-performance health plan solution – exclusively for BHCG member employers – featuring a primary care-centered model. In this edition I want to update you on the substantial progress we have made in bringing this initiative to fruition.

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Did You Know?

  • Northwestern Mutual Raises Money for Sixteenth Street’s Patient Relief Fund
  • Analytics Update: GNS Physician Value Study 2.0 and RAND 4.0
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Upcoming Events of Interest

  • Save the Date: BHCG’s 4th Annual Golf Outing to Benefit Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers set for August 19
  • Milwaukee Business Journal Power Breakfasts Set for August 27 & December 10
  • National Association of Worksite Health Centers: Ninth Annual Forum scheduled for September 9-10
  • American Heart Association’s Heart Walk Season
  • Wellness Council of Wisconsin: 31st Annual Worksite Wellness Conference set for September 21-22
  • Wisconsin Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Council’s State Conference set for October 13-15
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A Year Unlike Any Other

Jeffrey Kluever

Little did we know when we gathered together on January 28, 2020 at the Fiserv Forum for our annual meeting that it would be one of the last times our organization would conduct an in-person meeting during the year. While 2020 looked and felt very different – and 2021 is starting with the same look and feel – the work of our organization continued, albeit mostly virtually.

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BHCG’s 2020 Delivering Value Series Wraps Up

BHCG’s Delivering Value Series (DVS) symposiums are designed for employers, their advisors, providers and other health care and benefits stakeholders to gain in-depth knowledge about the value of BHCG membership and innovative employer solutions in BHCG’s portfolio.

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Measuring Our Success…

  • One of Many BHCG Membership Advantages – Preferred Fees and Contractual Terms and Conditions with Best in Class Strategic Partners
  • Navitus Savings Results for Eight BHCG Member Employers
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Did You Know?

  • Seeking Health Care Services – Still Critically Important
  • BHCG Membership Fees for 2021
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Upcoming Events of Interest

  • Webinar: COVID-19 Vaccination Management for Employers Scheduled for February 24
  • American Heart Association’s Wisconsin Workplace Health Solutions Symposium Scheduled for March 16
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Continuing the Push for Health Care Quality and Cost Transparency

Jeffrey Kluever

In my July letter, I talked about data being the key to increasing health care value. I mentioned the Hospital Price Transparency Study from the RAND Corporation that used data from self-funded employers and health plans in Wisconsin.

On September 24, BHCG, The Alliance and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce were presenting sponsors (joined by co-sponsors Aon, Fond du Lac Area Businesses on Health, Hays Companies and Lockton Companies) of two virtual events when more than 325 employers, providers, brokers/consultants, other stakeholders and the media heard about the latest RAND study – RAND 3.0. The results were presented by Christopher Whaley, Policy Researcher at RAND Corporation, and event panelists discussed the implications of the results for Wisconsin and the country.

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