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Category: MBGH Annual Conference

See Why Cristie Thinks You Should Attend the August 18 Conference

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Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, July 12, 2016 | 0 comments

MBGH 2016 Conference Update: More Breakout Sessions Announced

Click here to register for MBGH's August 18, 2016 Annual Conference "Rethink Employee Engagement to Drive Better Results". Early registration ends July 10 and prices increase July 11. Three more breakout sessions will be offered at 10:45. Start thinking now about which one you will attend. They are all excellent and you can only attend one!  ReThink: The Essential Role of Benefits Communication in Employee Engagement Brandon Moore, Strategic Accounts Manager,... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, July 5, 2016 | 0 comments

MBGH 2016 Conference Update: First Three Breakout Sessions Announced!

Click here to register for our 2016 Wellness & Health Benefits Conference "Rethink Employee Engagement to Drive Better Results" on August 18, 2016! You will get to attend one of the following 9:30 breakout sessions. Start thinking about it now because they are all excellent and it will be a tough choice! ReThink: Full Engagement: Harnessing the Power of Participation Barbara McClanahan, PhD, EdD, Associate Professor, University of Memphis Health Promotion... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, June 13, 2016 | 0 comments

Keynote Speakers Announced for MBGH 2016 Wellness & Health Benefit Conference

Click here to register now to come "Rethink Employee Engagement to Drive Better Results" and hear from these national experts on why you must rethink your approach and which strategies work to engage employees and reduce health benefit cost trend! Shelly Wolff, Health and Workforce Effectiveness Leader and a senior consultant in Willis Towers Watson's New York City office , kicks off the conference addressing the very real disconnect between the health and wellness... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Friday, May 27, 2016 | 0 comments

Private Exchange Enrollment Doubles in 2015

2015 MBGH Annual Conference Topic: Private Healthcare Exchanges! According to an April 13,2 015 article in Employee Benefit News, Accenture data shows that enrollment in private exchanges doubled from 3 million in 2014 to 6 million in 2015. Accenture projects that by 2018, the first year of the Cadillac Tax, 40 million will be enrolled in private exchanges. Although most of the growth in 2015 was in the mid-market segment, Accenture believes that more large employers, who have been... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, April 13, 2015 | 0 comments

Employers Urged To Reform Healthcare Payments at MBGH 2013 Annual Conference

Memphis Business Group on Health's 2013 Annual Conference, "Follow the Money: You Get What You Pay For" issued a call to action for Memphis-area employers to change how they pay hospitals, physicians, and other health care providers in order to improve the cost and quality of health care services and benefits in the greater Memphis area. In the morning, over 150 attendees heard from national experts why employers must be the ones to push for this change, how employers are piloting new... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, September 3, 2013 | 0 comments

TN Receives an "F" in Price Transparency

Tennessee is one of 29 states that received an "F" in a report released today by Health Care Incentives Improvement and Catalyst for Payment Reform. Tennessee is among the majority of states that provides information on hospital and some outpatient "charges". But we know that "charges" are only relevant to those that have no insurance since both public and private insurance plans negotiate prices and therefore do not pay charges. In fact, the negotiated price has little, if any, relationship... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, March 18, 2013 | 0 comments

National Commission Calls for Changes in Physician Payment Methods

On March 4, 2013, the National Commission on Physician Payment Reform  issued a report detailing a series of recommendations aimed at reining in health spending and improving quality of care by fundamentally changing the way doctors are paid. The Commission’s 12 recommendations provide a five-year blueprint for transitioning to a blended payment system that will yield better results for both public and private payers, as well as patients.Highlights from the recommendations include: 1.... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, March 11, 2013 | 0 comments

Working to Get the CDC's Diabetes Prevention Program to Memphis!

As those of you that attended our September 6, 2012 Annual Conference know, MBGH is working through the National Business Coalition on Health and the CDC to get the CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program to Memphis! This evidence-based, small-group setting, lifestyle coaching program is geared toward pre-diabetics, to help them not develop full-blown Type 2 diabetes. We know that generally, there are about 2.5 times as many pre-diabetics in the US as diabetics and the only way to slow... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Friday, September 21, 2012 | 0 comments

Adult Obesity Rates Could Exceed 60% in TN by 2030

As you read this article on the impact of diabetes in the US and Tennessee and the potential we have to decrease the financial as well as disease-related impact by just decreasing our average BMI by 5%, consider participating in MBGH's efforts to bring the Center for Disease Control's National Diabetes Prevention Program to Memphis and Tennessee! See the presentations from our Annual Conference on this evidence-based, highly successful program and contact Cristie Travis at ... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Thursday, September 20, 2012 | 0 comments

4th Annual Memphis Business Group on Health Conference

On September 6th, Memphis Business Group on Health hosted over 100 healthcare professionals at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis for its 4th Annual Conference.  The conference also convened a nationwide array of healthcare influencers under the overarching theme, You Can Get There From Here: Navigating Your Way To Effective Health Benefits in Changing Times.      Bryan Jordan, Chairman, President and CEO of First Horizon National Corporation anchored the day’s... Read More
Posted by Brandon Herrington at Wednesday, September 19, 2012 | 0 comments

Survey Shows Increase in Consumerism

From the National Business Coalition on Health: Patients are morphing into health care consumers with growing use of technology for medical shopping and health engagement, according to a survey conducted by Altarum, the health services research organization. Virtually all (99%) of U.S. health citizens want to play a role in medical decisions about their care. However, consumers vary in just how much of that responsibility they want to assume: - 35% want to make the final decision with... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, September 18, 2012 | 0 comments

A Must Watch: Easy Way to Explain "Bundled Payments" or "Flat Fees"

Yet another great video from BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina, this one explains "bundled payments" or "flat fees" in a way that anyone can understand.   Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, March 21, 2012 | 0 comments

State Governments Requiring More from Employees in New Health Benefits

Maybe it's time for the private sector to look at how state governments are ratcheting up the requirements for employees to get health benefits and follow suit. Whether it is called the Health Enhancement Plan, like it is in Connecticut, or the ParTNers for Health Plan, as it is in Tennessee, state governments are offering new plans that offer lower employee costs (through payroll deductions, deductibles, co-pays, co-insurance) in exchange for employee engagement in health risk... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Thursday, September 22, 2011 | 0 comments

John Moses Debunks Old Approaches to Employee Engagement at MBGH Annual Conference

Every employer MBGH talks to says they want to increase the “health engagement” of their employees, but the strategies they have used so far just have not been successful. Does this sound like you? If so, plan to attend MBGH’s Annual Conference “Got the Health Reform Blues?” on September 8, 2011 and hear John Moses, Principal at AON Hewitt, talk about the new “marketing” principles that employers should adopt to lead employees to short-term action and long-term behavior change. ... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, July 6, 2011 | 0 comments

Delbanco believes the healthcare payment system needs “CPR”

Who better to help you beat the health reform blues than Suzanne F. Delbanco, PhD., executive director of Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR). Delbanco is joining Peter Hayes , Principal for Healthcare Solutions and formerly with Hannaford Supermarkets, and John Moses, PhD, thought leader for behavior change and measurement with AON Hewitt, as national keynote speakers at MBGH September 8, 2011 Annual Conference, “Got the Health Reform Blues?” .   CPR is working to... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, May 16, 2011 | 0 comments

Peter Hayes on Tap for MBGH Annual Conference

Peter Hayes will join John Moses, PhD, thought leader for behavior change and measurement with Aon Hewitt, and Suzanne F. Delbanco, PhD., M.P.H., executive director of Catalyst for Payment Reform as national keynote speakers at the MBGH Annual Conference on September 8, 2011. Prior to becoming Principal with Healthcare Solutions, Peter worked for Hannaford Supermarkets for 20+ years, managing the company’s health care for approximately 15 years. At Hannaford, Hayes’s aim was to develop... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Saturday, April 9, 2011 | 0 comments


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