Managing Your Population's Health Risk

Atlanta, Georgia
Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Georgia Council of HealthCare 21 Business Coalition hosted an interactive half-day session featuring the latest case studies on effective population health risk management.  Speakers included: 

Mark Fendrick, M.D.
Co-Director, University of Michigan's Center for Value Based Insurance Design

Effective health benefit design includes purchasing services that consider a combination of quality and cost, otherwise known as Value Based Insurance Design (VBID).  Dr. Fendrick shared practical approaches to implementing VBID and challenged attendees to work to obtain the most amount of health for the dollars spent on health benefits.

  • Dr. Fendrick's presentation can be found here.
  • For more information on VBID and Consumer Directed Health Plans, please click here.
  • For more information on Wellness and VBID, please click here.

Darrell Douglas
Senior Vice President, HealthCare 21 Business Coalition

Managing workforce health and productivity are imperative to any business strategy.  The ability to shift from a "benefit" management mentality to a population health "risk" management philosophy is key to health and benefit return on investment.

  • Mr. Douglas' presentation can be found here.

Phil Brown
Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Mohawk Industries, Inc.

Mr. Brown shared Mohawk's innovative onsite health and benefit strategies, as well as potential next steps the company is considering to continue to engage employees in their health.

  • Mr. Brown's presentation can be found here.

Mr. Brown facilitated a roundtable discussion on best practices for health promotion at the worksite.  Key takeaways for employers to consider when designing onsite health programs include:

  • Engagement- educating the employee about their health is one of the most important tasks a company can do
  • Remove barriers to needed care- suggestions include:
    1. reducing copays on medications
    2. convenient care located onsite
    3. allowing employees to see their health coach while "on the clock"
    4. dispensing generics free of charge through an onsite pharmacy
  • Medication adherence- employees and dependents must understand why it is important to take their prescribed medication to ensure proper adherence.