For the HCEG Annual Forum,
September 18-20th, Nashville, TN. 

Check out this blog post for a sneak peek at the topics, speakers and sessions and activities planned. 

Thought Leadership in Action
On Friday, July 14th at 9:00am PT, Bill Fox, VP  of Healthcare and Life Sciences at  MarkLogic w ill host " Healthcare Integration Cutting Room Floor: Cluttered with Valuable Unused and 'Laundered' Data."

This real-time, online discussion will explore ideas, facts, thoughts, and opinions on the theme that current data integration technologies do not support modern healthcare reform and innovation initiatives. 

See Healthcare Scene for more information about this unique event.

In preparation for the defining the 2017 HCEG Top 10 list of opportunities, challenges and issues facing healthcare executives, we are asking for help re-ranking the 2016 Top 10 list.

Please take a minute to re-rank the opportunities, challenges and issues you're facing . All participants have the option of being entered to win a $100 Amazon gift certificate.
Information You Can Use

Health Plans That Nudge Patients to Do the Right Thing
What would happen if insurance gave more generous coverage for important care,and less generous coverage for services that offered little benefit?

Health Plans Scrambling to Upgrade, Keep Up with Changes
The potential for further healthcare reform is only one aspect of the fast-changing landscape for health plans. Insurers are also facing significant upgrades in technology and human resources.

Savings Reported By CMS Do Not Measure True ACO Savings
While we can observe actual spending for ACO beneficiaries, ... it's very hard to know what would have been spent if ACOs did not exist. It is important to avoid using the [CMS] benchmarks to evaluate ACO savings because benchmarks are constructed with policy goals in mind....

Healthcare Payer Strategies to Reduce the Harms of Opioids
A White Paper prepared by the Healthcare Fraud Prevention Partnership in conjunction with NORC @ the University of Chicago.
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