Health Plan Alliance releases 2016 member value report
Health Plan Alliance
Health Plan Alliance today released its 2016 Value Report to its members. The report summarizes members’ return on investment; the organization’s contributions in the areas of membership growth, programming, and vendor support; and new developments for the coming year. Members can access the 2016 value report by visiting the the Health Plan Alliance Value Report webpage.
Last year, Health Plan Alliance celebrated its 20th anniversary. In 1996, the organization started with representatives from eight health plans and today it supports nearly 50 provider-sponsored and independent health plans nationwide. While membership has grown, the Alliance motto, Health plans, hospitals and physicians working together, has remained unchanged. This motto holds even more relevance today as Alliance health plan members continue to focus on the shift from volume to value, and achieving innovation, collaboration and integration with their provider partners.
“Since the passage of the ACA, we’ve seen increased health system provider interest in the strategic value their plan is bringing to the integrated delivery system. Now more than ever, payers and providers need to work together; and not just those in health systems,” said Cathy Eddy, President, Health Plan Alliance.
In alignment with the organization’s emphasis on payer-provider collaboration, earlier this year the Alliance extended health plans’ membership benefits to their affiliated health system and medical group provider executives. Now, in addition to attending Alliance Value Visits, Alliance health plan provider affiliates have access to all Alliance benefits and resources.
2017 also marks the first year the Alliance is offering year-round programming on 16 topics identified as critical to Alliance members’ success. Already this year, the Alliance has concluded two Value Visits and more than 80 webinars and value calls. Seven Value Visits remain for 2017 focused on ASO, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid market trends; Health System/Health Plan collaboration, clinical quality, informatics and executive leadership. In addition to these events, Alliance members continue to find value in the organization’s other resources which allow them to network and problem-solve with their peers, and the savings available through the Alliance group purchasing organization.