National Alliance in the News Archive 2019

2019 News

Dec. 31, 2019 Dr. Bruce Sherman Discusses Opportunities for Employers to Emphasize Value When Purchasing Healthcare Plans 
American Journal of Managed Care
Dec. 20, 2019 DFWBGH Selected for National Mental Health Initiative 
D Healthcare
Dec. 20, 2019 Dr. Bruce Sherman on How Employers Can Accelerate Movement Toward Value-Based Models
American Journal of Managed Care 
Dec. 18, 2019 How Finance Chiefs Can Help Control Health Care Costs
CFO
Dec. 12, 2019 Healthcare groups name regional centers for five-year mental health initiative 
Employee Benefit News
Dec. 9, 2019 Value-Based Reimbursements Hit 53% in 2017, Reform Slows
Health Payer Intelligence
Dec. 6, 2019 Upside-only pay surges as risk-based pay, clinical results remain flat, scorecard finds
HFM
Dec. 6, 2019 90% of Value-Based Payments in Commercial Sector Based on FFS 
RevCycleIntelligence 
Dec. 5, 2019 Value-based pay still struggles to improve costs, quality 
Modern Healthcare
Dec. 4, 2019 As Premiums Gallop Ahead, Employers Look for Ways to Rein Them In
Managed Care
Dec. 1, 2019 Affordable treatment for mental illness and substance abuse gets harder to find 
The Washington Post
Nov. 30, 2019 Minnesota insurers fall short on mental health coverage, report finds
Inforum
Nov. 29, 2019 DOL issues new proposed price-transparency rule
Human Resource Executive
Nov. 26, 2019 Affordable Mental Health Care: Why Isn't it More Accessible? 
Thrive Global
Nov. 25, 2019 Collaboration Key to a Holistic Model of Cancer Care
Managed Healthcare Executive
Nov. 21, 2019 Employers Look to Value-Based Health Care Strategies
SHRM
Nov. 21, 2019 Cigna, Geisinger and Health Net Recognized by National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions with 2019 eValue8 Innovation Award
PressReleasePoint
Nov. 20, 2019 Mental health and substance abuse treatment severely lacking for in-network healthcare plans
Employee Benefit News
Nov. 20, 2019 Affordable Mental Health Care? It's Getting Even Tougher to Access
Kaiser Health News
Nov. 20, 2019 Brakebush Brothers wins national health care award
La Crosse Tribune
Nov. 20,2019 Mental Health Coverage Continues to Fall Short, Study Shows
Bloomberg News
Nov. 20, 2019 Out-Of-Network Barriers Five Times More Likely For Mental Health Than Medical Care 
Forbes
Nov. 19, 2019 Employers Look to Value-Based Health Care Strategies 
SHRM
Nov. 16, 2019 Health tech and the future of predictive medicine 
Employee Benefit News
Nov. 14, 2019 Strategies for Small Employers to Hold Down Health Benefit Costs 
PLANSPONSOR
Nov. 14, 2019 Lessons from General Motors direct healthcare contract 
Employee Benefit News
Nov. 14, 2019 How Quest Diagnostics' mental health pilot program improved access to care 
Employee Benefit Adviser 
Nov. 13, 2019 Mental Health Is Still a 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Subject at Work 
Bloomberg Businessweek
Nov. 13, 2019 House panel takes up tobacco, maternal health bills 
POLITICO
Nov. 12, 2019 National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions launches five-year plan on mental health 
Employee Benefit News
Nov. 12, 2019 Healthcare is getting more expensive. Here's what employers should be thinking about 
Employee Benefit News
Nov. 12, 2019 Health tech and the future of predictive medicine 
Employee Benefit Adviser 
Nov. 8, 2019 Employers Call on Congress to Take Action on Drug Prices as the Cost of Providing Coverage Grows 
Center for Biosimilars
Nov. 6, 2019 It's time for Congress to establish a national mental health crisis number 
The Hill
Nov. 5, 2019 Emerging Opportunities in Mental Health and Substance Use Benefits 
HR Professionals
Nov. 4, 2019 Breaking the silence on mental health 
Employee Benefit News
Nov. 3, 2019 Former congressman says employers need to do more to address mental health at work
Employee Benefit News
Nov. 1, 2019 Hiding in Plain Sight 
Leaders Edge 
Oct. 28, 2019 It's Time to Establish A New Lifeline For America 
National Council Magazine
Oct. 24, 2019 Michael Thompson Explains How Employers Have Started Addressing Social Determinants of Health 
American Journal of Managed Care
Oct. 18, 2019 Michael Thompson Highlights Key Healthcare Areas of Focus for Employers 
American Journal of Managed Care
Oct. 18, 2019 Employer Groups Form Coalition on Drug Affordability, Support Policies Addressing Biosimilars 
Center for Biosimilars
Oct. 11, 2019 Employer Groups Form Coalition on Drug Affordability, Support Policies Addressing Biosimilars 
Health Payer Intelligence 
Oct. 7, 2019 Michael Thompson on Use of High-Deductible Health Plans
American Journal of Managed Care
Oct. 2, 2019 Minnesota Health Action Group Announces Findings from First-ever eValue8 Mental Health Deep Dive Survey in Minnesota 
BenefitsLink
Sept. 28, 2019 Michael Thompson on Promoting Use of High-Value Services Over Low-Value Ones 
American Journal of Managed Care
Sept. 19, 2019  Employers Are Grappling With High Costs of Novel Therapies 
American Journal of Managed Care 
Sept. 18, 2019 COVER STORY The Slow Reveal 
Managed Care
Sept. 13, 2019 Expanding Reach Across US, Three New Members Join the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions 
BenefitsLink
Sept. 9, 2019 The Relative Value Scale Update Committee - Time for an Update 
JAMA
Sept. 8, 2019 Michael Thompson Highlights Employer Efforts to Address Mental Health Issues 
American Journal of Managed Care 
August 28, 2019 Michael Thompson Discusses Value-Based Care Among Employers
American Journal of Managed Care Online
August 27, 2019

5 Ways Employers Can Help Tackle Healthcare Waste
Future of Business and Tech

August 23, 2019 This Week is Managed Care: August 23, 2019
American Journal of Managed Care Online
August 16, 2019 Mental health- the impact for Kentucky employers; there is a crisis 
Northern Kentucky Tribune
August 7, 2019 Key Barriers Limiting Patient Access to Mental Healthcare 
PatientEngagementHIT 
August 1, 2019

Financial Burden of Medicare Is Increasing as Employer Coverage Erodes for Retired Seniors
American Journal of Managed Care

July 25, 2019 Employers Take Steps To Rein in Rising Health Insurance Costs 
Heartland Institute
July 18, 2019 Employer Roundtable Highlights Biosimilar Knowledge Gap 
Biosimilar Development
July 15, 2019 Employers are in a position to stem opioid addiction. Why aren't they? 
Employee Benefit News
July 11, 2019 The trillion-dollar taboo: why it's time to stop ignoring mental health at work
Financial Times
July 6, 2019 The most important thing we can do to the de-stigmatize mental health is to "break the silence" 
Thrive Global
June 26, 2019 A New Trump Order May Make More Health Care Prices Public
The New York Times
June 21, 2019 Employer Are Ready to Step Up Their Fight Against Rising Health Care Costs 
The Fiscal Times
June 21, 2019 Mental Health Champions: The most important thing we can do to de-stigmatize mental health is to "break the silence", With Michael Thompson
Authority Magazine
June 20, 2019 Employers Are Ready to Step Up Their Fight Against Rising Health Care Costs 
Yahoo
June 20, 2019 Rising prices drive estimated 6% medical cost inflation in 2020 
Modern Healthcare
June 5, 2019 Global employers look to make progress on mental health initiatives 
Employee Benefit Adviser 
May 31, 2019 Some 2020 Election Views: Jan Berger on Single-Payer Health Care
Workforce
May 24, 2019 Senators Call for Disclosure of Perks and Fees Paid to Health Benefits Brokers
ProPublica
May 20, 2019 Artificial Intelligence in Health Care-Will the Value Match the Hype?
JAMA
May 1, 2019 It's time to remove the barriers, stigma around mental healthcare
Employee Benefit News
April 25, 2019 Employers recognize mental health as good business strategy, come up short on health strategy
BenefitsPRO
April 24, 2019 Almost 80% of Employers Consider Mental Health Important to Management Strategy per National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions Survey 
TecHR Series
April 22, 2019 Employers Tackle Social Factors Imperiling Workers' Health 
SHRM
April 5, 2019 Network Adequacy, Reimbursement Key to Expanding Access, Panel Agrees 
Psychiatric Services
March 19, 2019 AHIP, Employer Groups Seek Congressional Action on Surprise Medical Bills 
American Medical Journal of Managed Care 
March 19, 2019 Insurers Ask Congress to Fix Rates to End Surprise Medical Bills 
RevCycleIntelligence 
March 18, 2019 Insurers, hospitals diverge on how Congress should address surprise medical bills 
FierceHealthcare
March 14, 2019 Inside Employers' New Health Care Playbook 
Harvard Business Review 
March 13, 2019 How Employers are Fixing Health Care 
Harvard Business Review
March 11, 2019 Improving The System of Support For Mental Health is Good For Business
Future of Business and Tech
March 11, 2019 Union, Mount Sinai Find Happiness in Center of Excellence
Managed Care 
March 11, 2019 Dispelling the stigma around mental health disorders in the workplace
Employee Benefit News 
March 6, 2019 Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan Chase alliance reveals name for healthcare company 
Employee Benefit News 
March 6, 2019 National Alliance Submits Recommendations to Senator Alexander on Reducing Waste in US Healthcare System 
American Journal of Managed Care 
March 5, 2019 Behind the scenes, health insurers use cash and gifts to sway which benefits employers choose
Northern Kentucky Tribune
Feb. 21, 2019 Webinar: Considerations for Improving Prior Authorization 
eHealth Initiative
Feb. 20, 2019

Copay Accumulator Adjustment Programs Lead to Four Times Higher Treatment Discontinuation for Patients with High Deductibles
Catalyst

Feb. 20, 2019 Behind the Scenes, Health Insurers use Cash and Gifts to Sway Which Benefits Employers Choose
ProPublica
Feb.20, 2019 Insurers Hand Out Cash and Gifts To Sway Brokers Who Sell Employer Health
National Public Radio
Feb. 19, 2019 Address the Opioid Use Crisis by Treating Depression 
Behavioral Healthcare 
Feb. 15, 2019 New 'playbook' helps employers navigate specialty drug costs
BenefitsPRO
Feb. 13, 2019 Benefits Roundup: The Employer Mandate and Fair Compensation 
Workforce
Feb. 13, 2019 A 2020 vision: Is your benefits package ready for the future? 
HR Morning
Feb. 13, 2019 Precision for Value establishes value-based strategy practice 
PharmaLive
Feb. 7, 2019

Eating Disorders Belong in Your Workplace Behavioral Health Strategy
Workforce

Feb. 5, 2019 Employer Groups rally behind proposed Trump prescription drug pricing rule 
Employee Benefit Adviser
Feb. 1, 2019

Yes, it's time to kill drug rebates 
Employee Benefit News

Jan. 17, 2019 More Employers Are Minding Mental Health 
Workforce
Jan. 8, 2019 Cancer care challenges employers, health plan budges 
BenefitsPRO
Jan. 7, 2019 How employers can improve cancer care and costs, based on a National Alliance roadmap 
Healthcare Finance
Jan. 7, 2019 National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions Releases Roadmap for Employers to Improve Cancer Care and Costs
BenefitsLink