Weekly Bulletins – August 2023

August 25, 2023 – Welcome to newest member of the Board of Directors, Susan McBroom; Follow-up to Coverage of Anti-Obesity Medications webinar; Final installment of the Summer Book Club review of the National Alliance’s Playbook for Employers: Addressing Pharmacy Benefit Management Misalignment; Reminder to register for Aug. 30th webinar, Impact of COVID-19 on Employee Health; Reposting of 2023 Employer Select Respiratory Disease Playbook with usable links; Announcement of new advocacy organization, Better Solutions for Healthcare (BSH); Article about Blue Shield of California’s plan to drop CVS Health’s Pharmacy Benefit Manager; Opinion piece from the New York Times, Fixing the Scandal that is American Health Care; The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans findings on the rise in healthcare expenditures for 2024.

August 18, 2023 – Announcement of a strategic partnership between The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum; August 30 panel discussion on the impact of COVID on employee health; Employers Guide to Running a Vaccination Clinic for COVID-19 and Flu; 2023 Employer Select Respiratory Disease Playbook; Recording of National Alliance webinar, Reaching Fiduciary and Employee Satisfaction Goals; Reminder of September’s kickoff meeting of our Oncology ELC; Reminder to register for PBMI’s Annual Conference; Thank you to renewing members, Nemours and Embold Health; Welcome to new Affiliates Green Imaging and Primasun

August 11, 2023 – Announcement of new program recognizing hospitals with strong commitment to individuals living with diabetes; Pharmacy Benefits Management Institute’s Annual Conference includes Karen van Caulil as panel moderator; Reminder of complimentary webinar, Coverage of Anti-Obesity Medication; Oncology Employer Learning Collaborative (ELC) Kickoff meeting set; Article about one hospital’s short journey to improve their Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade from “F” to “A”; Revisiting the 988 Lifeline on the 1-year anniversary of its launch

August 4, 2023 – Bloomberg Business article about the difficulty employers face getting their claims data; #workingwith cancer campaign; Letter to Congress in support of ERISA; Follow-up to session #8 MH/SU ELC, 2 new Action Briefs, Invitation to webinar, Reaching Fiduciary and Employee Satisfaction Goals; Invitation to webinar, Rethinking Employer Prevention Strategies to Improve Quality, Safety, & Wellbeing; Reminder to “Save the Date” for “Best of the Best”; Infographic on lung cancer screening; Information about a lawsuit challenging the recent policy change limiting cancer drug delivery to patients