Publications

eValue8 Employer Report: 2010 New York Regional Health Plans.
This report examines the performance of health plans serving New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, and evaluates strategies to improve care in several clinical and non clinical areas.

eValue8 Employer Report: 2010 New York Regional Health Care Chronic Care Performance.
Employers in New York are facing a diabetes epidemic that affects one out of every 12 adults, and continues to rise. The report examines strategies used by health plan in New York tri-state area to improve care and prevent diabetes and heart disease.

Improved Mental Health Benefits. Improved Productivity. Healthy Employees. Making the right choices for your organization.
For employers in the Northeast, mental health disorders are common, serious, and expensive. This guide presents step-by-step information for employers and other healthcare purchasers on how to evaluate current needs and assess the benefits they provide. Read our One Voice Project Executive Summary.

Purchasing Value In Hospital-Associated Care.
As hospital costs continue to trend upward amid reports of substandard quality of care, a new approach to purchasing hospital-associated care is eclipsing traditional hospital-payer relationships.

Hospital Readmissions Reduction Project

Preventable hospital readmissions are a threat to patient safety, a burden to employers, and a contributor to rising healthcare costs in the United States.  Our report analyzes this issue from a multi-stakeholder perspective and makes key recommendations to reduce readmissions.

Pain in the Workplace

Pain in the workplace is a major problem that hurts employer’s bottom lines and the well-being of employees.  NEBGH conducted a roundtable with seventeen employer representatives to explore the issue of pain at the worksite.  Our report highlights key themes discussed by employers and highlights key opportunities in pain management at the workplace.

Value-Based Benefit Design

Value-based benefit design (VBBD) has emerged as a promising strategy to improve clinical outcomes and enhance overall health care value while lowering costs.  Unfortunately, employer uptake of VBBD has been low.  This report analyzes reasons for employer’s reluctance to engage in VBBD and proposes strategies for its adoption and development.