Storytelling: Ken Horstman and Jon Schloemer

All employer members of The Action Group are invited to participate in Care Delivery Learning Networks to help drive needed marketplace change in the areas of overuse, cost and medical intervention variability. Learning Network involvement provides a unique opportunity to take a deep dive on specific issues, to collaborate with peers, and to meet face-to-face with health plans and providers to develop Employer Purchaser’s Guides.

To date, three Purchaser’s Guides have been developed: Back Pain and SurgeryMaternity and Infertility Care, and Total Joint Replacement.

Following the release of the Total Joint Replacement Purchaser’s Guide, Ken Horstman, director of benefits at Emerson/Rosemount, and Jon Schloemer, director of benefits for the Mills Family of Companies, were asked to discuss their Learning Network experience at a member meeting.

Highlights of Ken’s Remarks:

Highlights of Jon’s Remarks:

“I would like to thank Ken and Jon for sharing their Learning Network experiences, and to invite all Action Group members to take part in our next one on the high cost of specialty medications,” says Carolyn Pare, Action Group president and CEO. “We like to say that, through The Action Group, we can do together what none of us could do alone. I am proud of the influence our Learning Networks are having, and how members are using the Purchaser’s Guides regularly in their work.”

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Confucian Philosopher, Xunzi