Category: General

October 9, 2023
The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers focused on health care safety and quality, announced the election of three new members to its board of directors: Janet Lucas-Taylor, Senior Director Employee Benefits, Northwestern Mutual; Susan Sheridan, MIM, MBA, Founding Member, Patients for Patient Safety; and Karen van Caulil, PhD, President & CEO, Florida Alliance for Healthcare Value.
August 4, 2023
A recent online article reasons that “employers are losing trust in the companies they hire to run their health plans.” While most employers have not publicly probed the insurance companies’ role in rising healthcare costs, with new transparency rules requiring hospitals and health insurers to publicly disclose prices they have negotiated for many services, employers are starting to ask questions. Karen van Caulil, President and CEO of the Florida Alliance, was interviewed and quoted in the article.
July 18, 2023
Today, The Bowman Family Foundation released an important report for the healthcare industry. The report highlights many of the challenges people face trying to obtain high quality behavioral health care. The Bowman Family Foundation report reinforces many of the troubling trends that continue to hamper widespread access to affordable and high-quality mental health and substance use care.
January 7, 2023
Dr. Karen van Caulil, President and CEO of the Florida Alliance for Healthcare Value, and Mike Thompson, President and CEO of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions, shared strategies that self-funded employers can implement to achieve lower prices in hospital negotiations in a recent article in HealthPayerIntelligence.
July 22, 2022
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 raises the bar for employer-sponsored health plans to pay fair prices for services provided. The law, along with the transparency in coverage rule issued in November 2020, means employers won’t have any excuses for not knowing whether they’re paying reasonable prices.