Northeast Business Group on Health – New York is a network of employers, providers and insurers working together to improve healthcare quality and value. By joining forces, New York businesses have greater leverage with health plans and providers to obtain better services and control costs.
eValue8 asks health plans probing questions about how they manage critical processes that control costs, reduce and eliminate waste, ensure patient safety, close gaps in care and improve health and health care. Based on eValue8 data, NEBGH gives insurance plans recommendations to improve their future performance.
NEBGH launched One Voice, the New York Metro Mental Health Collaborative with the NYC Department of Mental Health and Hygiene along with New York Health Insurance. The program introduces a collaborative care model into NYC primary care practices. The collaborative care model calls for a three-member clinical team comprised of a primary care provider, a social worker acting as care manager, and a psychiatrist. This evidence-based and cost-effective care management model will improve mental health outcomes in New York City.
Take Control of Your Health
Take Control of Your Health (TCYH) is a campaign designed in partnership with CBS to increase awareness of important health care issues and to educate the public on behaviors that can affect their health through non-branded and consistent messaging. For companies that choose to participate in TCYH, NEBGH and CBS produce a televised vignette about the selected health issue and designs a webinar for members about the issue. In addition, the content is displayed on the TCYH and CBS websites. We launched our first campaign in March with Humana/Life Synch on how coaching encourages behavior change.
The Leapfrog Hospital Survey is the gold standard for comparing hospitals’ performance on the national standards of safety, quality, and efficiency that are most relevant to consumers and purchasers of care. NEBGH asks hospitals in New York and Connecticut to complete the survey. Purchasers use Survey results to inform their employees and purchasing strategies. In 2009, 1206 hospitals across the country completed The Leapfrog Hospital Survey.
Northeast Business Group on Health offers New York businesses:
• Comprehensive, region-wide information about care, costs and best practices
• Access to nationally recognized experts in health care and benefits
• The ability to network and share information with hundreds of employers across the Northeast.