The news is dominated daily with stories of the changing landscape of health care—both nationally and locally. The big are getting bigger, and new business models reflect horizontal and vertical integration. A sense of optimism propels the shift from volume to value, and new market entrants and innovative start-up organizations promise patient-centered care and improved outcomes. Yet, a sense of frustration surrounds the reality of an often-irrational market place, abounding with “middle men,” excessive prices, and escalating costs. Indeed, The Action Group’s 2018 Annual Employer Benefits Survey confirmed that Minnesota purchasers continue to experience health care cost trends that exceed national averages.
Our June meeting offers members the opportunity to hear market insights from Allan Baumgarten, an independent analyst and consultant whose work focuses on health care policy, finance and local market strategies. He is the author of Minnesota Health Market Review, a nationally recognized annual report analyzing key trends and issues in that market since 1990. He’ll share his deep insights on the Minnesota Marketplace, including the latest data and analysis on the enrollment trends and financial results of Minnesota health plans and an extended analysis of trends in the individual market and the finances of Medicaid HMOs, as well as current data and insights on provider system growth, consolidation and partnership strategies.
Allan’s ability to assemble data on health plans and provider systems and weave that analysis together with the perspectives of leaders in the market make this a meeting that is “not to be missed!” Come prepared to ask your questions and share your perspective. Expect to walk away with a new level of market understanding that will better equip you to manage health care benefits for your organization.
June 21, 2018
8 a.m.-10 a.m. (Networking and continental breakfast begins at 8 a.m.; meeting begins at 8:30 a.m.)
3800 American Boulevard East
Please contact Sue Jesseman (email@example.com) with questions.
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