HEALTH PLANS GATHER TO DISCUSS INDUSTRY SHIFT TO VALUE-BASED PURCHASING
Gorman Health Group convenes forum in nation’s capital.
WASHINGTON, June 27, 2012 – More than 200 executives representing over 80 health care organizations met in Washington, D.C. for the Gorman Health Group Forum on the future of government programs.
The exclusive event provided an intensive cross-functional examination of the state of government programs as plans and providers alike adapt to the new reality of health reform. Designed as a cross-functional agenda, attendees included CEOs and Chief Medical Officers to managers and analysts alike. Led by GHG’s subject matter experts, discussions centered on the industry’s shift to value-based purchasing and the subsequent implications on models of care, service and delivery.
“The industry’s tremendous response to our event underscores the reality that Government Programs as an industry is at a crossroads. Even as payment rates get lower, the stakes are higher than ever before,” said John Gorman, Founder and Chairman of Gorman Health Group.
Across the country, health plans are facing a transition in their business model. The hallmark of this paradigm shift is a proactive approach to member management. To ensure long-term survival, plans must master a new approach to their service model, become data-driven in compliance and develop performance targets and learn to manage to them. To support health plans in this effort, GHG is developing a new information-distribution platform set to debut in the Fall.
“We have heard for years from our clients that they are in a state of information overload,” said Nathan Goldstein, Chief Executive Officer of GHG. “Between regulatory updates, industry shifts and developments in best practices, it’s been too much to keep track of— let alone make sense of and implement. Our Gorman University program helps, but it serves a different purpose. So this fall, we’re going to launch “The Point,” a subscription service that will collect and summarize regulations, provide extended analysis of timely topics, give members priority access to GHG webinars and discounted attendance at our industry Forums.”