Press Release – Leapfrog Top Hospitals 2020
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers focused on health care safety and quality, has announced two prestigious awards: the annual Top Hospital Award, the Nation’s most elite recognition for hospital excellence, and a new national award honoring pandemic heroes.
Biosimilar Drug Trends for 2020
The Florida Alliance for Healthcare Value hosted a webinar on September 22, 2020, in partnership with its affiliate member Amgen. Chad Pettit, Amgen's Executive Director of Marketing and Global Biosimilars Commercial Lead, shared highlights of the company's 2020 Biosimilar Trends Report.
Summer Education Series Explored Some of the Biggest Healthcare Challenges Facing Employers
Despite the pandemic, the Florida Alliance continues to feature highly accomplished speakers who are leaders in their field. Each session in the Summer Education Series featured nationally renowned experts who shared best practices and case studies on session topics and commented on related Florida Alliance initiatives. A key element of the presentations and discussion was what role providers, employers/purchasers, health plans, manufacturers, PBMs and patients need to play to move efforts toward affordable, quality heath care forward.
Migraine Headache and the
Approximately 13 percent of Americans experience migraine headaches, a recurring type of headache that causes severe, throbbing or pulsing pain and can be accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. In the working population, migraine headache is the fifth most disabling medical condition in the United States.
Economic Costs of the Opioid Crisis for Employers
A considerable portion of the nearly $631 billion dollars in economic costs (estimated total US costs from 2015-2018) of the opioid crisis is borne by employers, including increased spending on health care and lost productivity. To better manage their financial risks and improve the health of their employees, employers should consider strategies that encompass both preventative and supportive measures to help those experiencing opioid use disorder (OUD) better manage their conditions and move toward recovery.
Milliman Research Report
Study results reveal individuals with both behavioral and physical health conditions see little spending on behavioral health treatment.