With a focus on employers as the catalyst for change, Northeast Business Group on Health’s Solutions Center is a one-of-a-kind platform that generates new ideas and practical solutions for the nation’s most challenging healthcare issues. The Center conducts collaborative projects in two key areas – health, wellness and productivity, and delivery system transformation – aimed at delivering improved outcomes and reduced cost.
High Value Cancer Care: Guidance for Employers (9/16)
NEBGH’s report is based on interviews with cancer experts and employer benefits professionals, and a May 2016 workshop attended by 48 stakeholders – employer benefits professionals, oncology experts, care providers and health plan executives. It notes that healthcare in general in the U.S. is moving from a primarily volume-based, fee-for-service system to one in which value is central, and as a result, the cancer care landscape is also undergoing significant changes ranging from new options for better navigation and coordination of care, and more personalized and precision-based treatments, to new payment models like bundles and total cost of care.
Overweight and obesity result in high costs for employers and significant health risks for employees. Traditional wellness programs are important, but do not go far enough for employees struggling with more than a few excess pounds. This report includes first-hand case studies from benefits professionals and opinions from experts in communications, psychology and medicine, about the best approaches for successful weight control interventions. NEBGH presents a framework that will help you stratify your population and provide appropriate access to benefits and services including new digital technologies, medically-supervised weight loss, pharmacotherapy, and surgery.