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Get Resources from "Redesigning for Results" Sessions!

Our second virtual conference (and I hope our last) was a success! Continue your learning and strategic thinking about our topics by using these resources: 

Click here for the presentations

Click here for the conference material

1.  Redesigning Through an Equity Lens: To Realize Workforce Potential: Andrea Willis, MD (bottom center) of BCBS of Tennessee and Tsveta Polhemus (top left), of NCQA made the case that you need to understand and address the needs of subpopulations in your workforce that carry a disproportionate burden of disease if you ever expect to realize the potential of your workforce. 

Additional Resource: Check out NCQA's Social Determinants of Health Resource Guide to learn more about equity, disparities, and how you can begin to implement a structured population health conceptual model to better understand, prioritize and address the needs of your workforce.

2.  Redesigning Behavioral Health: To Increase Access to Affordable, High Quality Treatment: Carol Alter, MD of the University of Texas at Austin (bottom center) and Melissa Fitzgerald (top left) of Consumer Medical focused on evidence-based solutions, including Measurement Based Care, Collaborative Care, and high-touch individualized support, that will transform the treatment system and bridge the gap while longer-term behavioral health system fixes are made.

Additional Resources: Learn more about complying with behavioral health parity requirements: (1) Webinar: The Fiduciary's Role in Ensuring Mental Health Access: Looking Beyond Parity  (2) Webinar: DOL MH Parity Enforcement - Implications for Plan Sponsors and The Path Forward  which includes links to pre-reading material including a self-assessment tool!

3.  Redesigning Health & Well-Being: To Achieve Health & Business Results: Ray Fabius, MD (top right) of HealthNext lead a panel discussion with Karen Personett (top right) of DTE Energy, Karen Sones (bottom left) of First Horizon, and Kate Scherkenbach (bottom right) and Becca Kestly (not pictured) of Baird on implementing an evidence-based model that applies rigorous business practices to achieve documented results in health and business performance.

Additional Resources: Get the latest peer-reviewed publication documenting the business performance of employers that have implemented this model and take the HealthNEXT benchmark quiz here to see how you compare.

4.  Redesigning Pharmacy Benefits: To Improve Benefit Performance: Tracy Spencer (top right) of PSG consultants and Josh Golden (bottom center) of Capital Rx, discussed ways employers can effectively manage their pharmacy benefits to improve performance. 

Additional Resource: In addition to pharmacy benefits managed through your PBM, employers need to understand how drugs under their medical plan, which account for about 50% of your drug spend, are being managed. Use this National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions Action Brief and it's employer check list to work with your health plan to achieve value on the medical side of drug benefits.

Posted by Cristie Travis at 5:49 PM

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