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Public Policy Webinar: New Price Transparency Proposals for Employer-Sponsored Health Plans
HHS, DOL, and the IRS proposed new regulations that, if finalized, will require employer-sponsored group health plans to (1) make real-time cost-sharing information available to plan participants and beneficiaries and (2) make negotiated in-network provider payment rates and historical out-of-network allowed amounts public. This webinar includes a discussion of these proposals and how they may affect employer-sponsored plans.
Dec 11, 2019
Business Group comments to CMS on its recent price transparency proposal.
While we support efforts to increase price transparency, requirements for making private-payor negotiated charges available may not be the best source of pricing data for consumers. Moreover, publicly disclosing competitively negotiated, proprietary rates may reduce competition and push prices higher – not lower – for consumers, patients, and taxpayers.
Sep 27, 2019
Guiding Employees to High-Value Providers
This Numbers You Need chart contains data on the types of value-based benefits designs employers have integrated into their plans. For more information on this chart, please see the National Business Group on Health's 2019 Large Employers' Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey.
Sep 12, 2017
Transparency Tools: Side-By-Side Comparisons
This document provides large employers with a landscape analysis of the companies that provide transparency tools to employees and their dependents. The table below provides an overview of companies offering these types of services, including information on: the services they offer, distinguishing characteristics and reported outcomes.
Nov 3, 2015
Right Care, Right Place, Right Health Professional: Site of Care Benefit Manager Guide
This Benefit Manager Guide reviews the reasons employers are paying attention to where their employees seek care and provides best practice recommendations to encourage employees to obtain care from high-value settings.
Feb 27, 2015
Transparency Vendor Checklist
This Checklist is designed to help employers and their consultants rate vendor transparency tools based on platform capabilities, user experience, and plan sponsor service and performance reporting.
Aug 31, 2014
What Your CEO is Reading - Bundled Pricing
The article highlights the potential benefits of bundled pricing, including promoting high-quality, efficient care; reducing unnecessary care; and improving the predictability of health care costs for certain procedures.
Jun 10, 2014
The real cost of care: How to save on medical bills, without compromising quality
This report from Consumer Reports focuses on the lack of transparency in the cost of health care and how consumers can avoid unwelcome price surprises.
Nov 12, 2012
Comments to the Director of the HHS Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight Recommending HHS Require Transparency of Provider-Specific Price and Quality Information from Exchange Plans
The National Business Group on Health sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services to ensure the capability of the exchanges and exchange boards to meet the growing consumer demand for provider and facility-specific price and quality information.
Nov 21, 2011

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