Weekly Bulletins – September 2023

September 29, 2023 – How to access free COVID-19 tests; CPR HPUG date changed for UHC; ACTION ITEM: Oncology Learning Collaborative session 1 survey and info about session 2; Leapfrog diagnostic safety and quality webinar summary; Article – Employers Play a Major Role in Lifestyle Change for Their Employees; Article – Why Do Women Pay More Than Men Do in Out-of-Pocket Costs for Heath Care?; Membership update – Palm Beach Schools, Merck, and Progyny renewals, new Affiliate members AbbVie and VillageMD

September 22, 2023 – Employer Member Resource – Setting the Record Straight: The Urgency of Achieving Hospital Fair Price; ACTION ITEM: Seeking input to better understand the specialty drug landscape; Oncology Learning Collaborative Session 1 follow up; CPR Health Plan User Group (HPUG) meeting schedule for Q3; Health Benefits Nation event in Houston features 2 Florida Alliance Board of Directors members; Article highlighting a study that reveals most Americans want value-based care; October health observances; Bloomberg law article about potential mixed results in the pending Medicare drug price negotiations

September 15, 2023 – COVID-19 Update; Repost of report on how to create a Vaccination-Friendly Culture; Reminder of next Tuesday’s Oncology ELC; Complimentary registration available to 10 employer members for the 2023 National Alliance Annual Forum; Thank you to PeopleOne Health for renewing Affiliate membership; Welcome to new Affiliates Truveris and WellDyne; Leapfrog statement on recommendations to President Biden regarding patient safety; Article addressing how new data approaches are available to evaluate and act on provider quality metrics with data used from Affiliate Member, Embold Health, ACTION ITEM – Voting open for Modern Healthcare’s 22nd Annual “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” awards

September 8, 2023 – Employers asked to review current Affiliate and Healthcare Advisory Council membership for potential new members; Follow up to panel moderated by Karen van Caulil at the 2023 PBMI Annual National Conference; Complimentary webinar series offered by The Leapfrog Group; Behavioral Health Vendor Engagement Template to supplement ongoing mental health vendor management discussions; Invitation to join the National Alliance Employer Town Hall, Accelerating Health Equity Across the Supply Chain; New Health Policy in Transit Brief, Mental Health Parity Regulations Update; Reuters’ article reporting on the launch of CVS’s new company to market and co-produce biosimilars

September 1, 2023 – No Weekly Bulletin due to Hurricane Idalia