Greater Cincinnati Compensation & Benefits Assn Program: "Taking Advantage of New Provider Arrangements" - 9/26/17

The GCCBA cordially invites you to participate in a timely educational program entitled "Taking Advantage of New Provider Arrangements"  which will be held on Tuesday morning September 26, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza on Pfeiffer Road in Blue Ash (OH).  

In 2016, steady migration into lower-cost medical plans contributed to one of the smallest increases in total health benefit cost per employee in decades. However, it remains unclear whether the current trend will continue, considering rapid increases in prescription costs and the market disruption caused by uncertainty about the future of the Affordable Care Act.

This program will focus on how local employers and providers are developing innovative programs and solutions to improve health care value and quality and through personalized programs and services for employees.

One Employer's Journey

How GE Aviation implemented a cutting-edge program to reduce costs and improve outcomes for knee and hip procedures.

  • Benefits Philosophy
  • Why a Center of Excellence?
  • Evaluation Process
  • Implementation
  • Next Steps in the Evolution

Improving Outcomes for Musculoskeletal Treatment: Building a Center of Excellence for Joint and Spine Care and Changing MSK Treatment Patterns

How The Christ Hospital and Airrosti are changing musculoskeletal treatment methods to reduce costs and time away from work.

  • Clinical Bundles
  • Why Focus on Orthopedics?
  • The Value of Bundling Services for Employers
  • The Impact of Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • Keys to MSK Cost Management
  • Clinical Pathways
  • Member Experience

Our Speakers

Our Speakers:

Joe Harten, JD, CEBS, who is a Partner for Mercer's Charlotte office and has nearly thirty years of experience in health and welfare benefit consulting.

Craig Osterhues, Executive for Health Services, GE Aviation in 2005 as health care manager where in 2010, Craig was the "executive-on-loan" for GE healthymagination's health care transformation pilot project in Cincinnati. In 2013, Craig was chosen to lead Aviation's Global Health Services function, comprising of clinical programs, the HealthAhead wellness initiative, as well as US health care and disability. Craig was recently named to lead GE Aviation's health care digital strategy.

Tim Cappel, Executive Director of Population Health for The Christ Hospital Health Network, where Tim is responsible for advancing population health and value-based initiatives which have propelled The Christ Hospital into the national spotlight as a leader in Center of Excellence/Bundled care arrangements, with over 80 participating clients. In addition, Tim is working to develop payor strategies that position the enterprise for the evolution to pay for value and driving the strategic direction towards narrow networks as a potential exchange strategy.

Derek Curlee, VP of Business Development for Airrosti Rehab Centers, brings ten years of experience in healthcare sales, management, and practice operations. Since 2012, he has led Midwest expansion efforts for Airrosti, a Texas-based healthcare group that reduces costs and recovery times for patients.  Through collaboration with Ohio carriers, brokers, employers, and health systems, Derek focuses on developing and implementing value-based solutions for musculoskeletal claims costs.

Program Details   
7:30 a.m. - 8:20 a.m. Networking, Registration, and Full Breakfast
8:20 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Announcements
8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Program

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