is an essential resource to support employers in effectively managing their health benefits through high-quality education, research, networking and benchmarking.
This is her second time with MBGH
- from 1983 to 1996 she served as the Director of Membership Development.
Beginning in 2010, MBGH
embarked on a multi-year research project intended to help employers more effectively manage specialty drug costs as this was cited as a top benefits priority with its employer membership for four consecutive years.
is an essential resource to support employers in effectively managing their health benefits through high-quality education, research, networking and benchmarking, as well as serving as catalyst for community initiatives to improve the quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of the health care delivery system.
About Midwest Business Group on Health With more than 120 member organizations, MBGH
is one of the nation's leading non-profit business groups of large, self-insured public and private employers serving as a catalyst for community initiatives to improve the quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of the health care delivery system.
The employer-driven survey was conducted by MBGH
, with guidance from Randy Vogenberg, PhD, principal at the Institute for Integrated Healthcare.
member benefits include educational workshops for health benefits management, networking opportunities, research, demonstration projects and community initiatives.
has been instrumental in promoting value purchasing of healthcare services by employers, and for striving to improve the quality of care.
This year's conference will highlight employer best practices in pharmacy benefits and we've included multiple sessions that focus on the emerging trends and challenges in biologics/specialty pharmacy," said Cheryl Larson, MBGH
This is the third national survey in a series conducted by MBGH
since 2010 to gain an understanding of areas of most concern to employers related to health reform, and to help educate and inform purchasers and policymakers.
In light of the rising costs associated with specialty pharmacy, it's more important than ever for employers to focus on effectively managing their pharmacy benefits," said Cheryl Larson, MBGH
Conducted by MBGH
and co-sponsored by the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH), Business Insurance and Workforce Management, the findings indicate that employers believe the law will increase their benefit costs and changes are needed in the law to improve quality, reduce expenses and reward health system performance.