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Making Intelligent Vendor Decisions: Insights from Alliance VMI project

Event Date: 7/29/2021

Event Overview

Thursday, 7/29/2021
1:00 PM CT – 2:00 PM CT (60 minutes)

The Alliance initiated a new phase in our vendor management, accountability, performance, and contracting efforts. This session updates you on our progress and provides VALUABLE insights regarding vendor management decisions for member health plans. We have been missing opportunities to help our members be more effective, more informed buyers of services because we don’t have current information on vendor performance and member buying intentions. Our vision is to develop a tool to aid our members with purchasing and vendor management efforts.

Imagine a database at your fingertips for any outsourced service or function you are evaluating. In a few clicks, you can find ten different vendors other Alliance members are using to include in your research. You would also be able to access their reported level of satisfaction and the contact information of someone in the plan you can talk to for more background information. You will also be able to see plans that may also be shopping for similar solutions. We believe there are opportunities to aggregate both assessment/diligence costs and possibly vendor contracting for clusters of HPA members aligned in time and need.  

As a trusted third-party with individual confidentiality agreements in place with each member, the Alliance collects additional information from members on total spend that cannot be shared member-to-member. This information will help the Alliance identify priorities for our GPO efforts and engage and educate service providers on why they should focus on the needs of our members.

Your participation is essential!
To make this a robust database of information, all Alliance members are strongly encouraged to participate in this data collection effort. Through your commitment and participation, we will be able to:

  • Provide you a detailed view of the solutions other members are using and whom you can reach out to when researching solutions.
  • Identify members with similar purchasing cycles, bring them together in purchasing “clusters,” leverage common advisors and RFP/evaluation processes, and secure more favorable agreements.
  • Enhance and diversify the existing GPO portfolio of agreements.
  • Negotiate better contracts on behalf of you, our members.
  • Implement more active vendor accountability programs.
  • And more!

Audience

This session is designed for health plan financial and vendor management teams. Those involved in vendor decision relating to their operational department will also find the session valuable.


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7/29/2021

Recording: Making Intelligent Vendor Decisions: Insights from Alliance VMI project
The Alliance initiated a new phase in our vendor management, accountability, performance, and contracting efforts. This session updates you on our progress and provides VALUABLE insights regarding vendor management decisions for member health plans. We have been missing opportunities to help our members be more effective, more informed buyers of services because we don’t have current information on vendor performance and member buying intentions. Our vision is to develop a tool to aid our members with purchasing and vendor management efforts.

7/29/2021

Presentation: Making Intelligent Vendor Decisions: Insights from Alliance VMI project
The Alliance initiated a new phase in our vendor management, accountability, performance, and contracting efforts. This session updates you on our progress and provides VALUABLE insights regarding vendor management decisions for member health plans. We have been missing opportunities to help our members be more effective, more informed buyers of services because we don't have current information on vendor performance and member buying intentions. Our vision is to develop a tool to aid our members with purchasing and vendor management efforts.

Attendees

Below is a list of all delegates registered to date for this event

  • Chuck Alvarado
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Administration Officer at MediGold
  • Melissa Anderson
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Director Provider Operations at Network Health
  • Matthew Aug
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President at Cox HealthPlans
  • Michael Balakier
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Director, Vendor Relations at Geisinger Health Plan
  • Kiran Biring
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Pharmacy Director at Western Health Advantage
  • Ron Davis
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Director Vendor Management at Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
  • Donna Dixon
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Membership Specialist at Health Plan Alliance
  • Megan Do
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Supervisor of Product Implementation at Health First Health Plans
  • Jay Dodson
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Program Manager - IS at IU Health Plans
  • Sarah Engle
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Risk Adjustment and Claims Analytics Supervisor at Western Health Advantage
  • Jeremy Fejfar
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Pharmacy Director Government Programs at Quartz Health Solutions
  • Jody Gross
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Vice President of Operations & Government Programs at Health New England
  • Elizabeth Heying
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Counsel & Compliance Manager at Medical Associates Health Plans
  • Dana Himes
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Director, Risk & Assurance Management at Health New England
  • James Hiveley
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer at Quartz Health Solutions
  • Erin Kavanagh
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Risk Adjustment Analyst at Samaritan Health Plans
  • Susan Kerrigan
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Operations Business Process Analyst at Health First Health Plans
  • Sheryl Kirk
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Accounting Operations Supervisor at Health New England
  • Alex Krueger
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Manager, Sourcing and Vendor Management at Quartz Health Solutions
  • Shelley Markve
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Health Promotions Manager at PreferredOne
  • Jamey Maxwell
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Director of Finance at Health Alliance Medical Plans
  • Ethiopia Niles
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Purchasing Analyst at Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
  • Monica Pagels
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Senior Medicare Product Manager at Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
  • Wade Penner
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Manager Revenue-Risk at Samaritan Health Plans
  • Dean Ratzlaff
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Director – Actuary/Revenue Management at Sentara Health Plans (Optima)
  • Gordon Salm
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • CFO at Health Alliance Medical Plans
  • Arya Steinhauer
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Director of Internal Audit at Quartz Health Solutions
  • Amy Stiles
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Coordinator of Quality Management at MediGold
  • Rebecca Stob
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Director Actuarial and Analytics at Alliant Health Plans
  • Richard Swift
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • President and CEO at Health New England
  • Angela Thomas
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Director, Quality & HEDIS at MediGold
  • Stephanie Wiegman
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Customer Experience Coordinator at Samaritan Health Plans
  • Jennifer Zbytowski
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Vice President of Strategic Program Development and Optimization at Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
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