Point B Classifies Opportunities and Risks in Changing Healthcare Market

Point B, AMA, Kaiser Permanente and Delta Dental panel discussion brings AHIP Fall Forum attendees successful business strategies beyond healthcare regulations

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Point B, an employee-owned management consulting firm specializing in strategic execution, led a panel discussion with the American Medical Association, Kaiser Permanente and Delta Dental during America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Fall Forum putting a sharp focus on business needs that will come from reform-driven changes to the healthcare marketplace.

As healthcare reform creates dramatic shifts in business strategy across the industry, this cross-organizational discussion brought to light several key opportunities and risks for healthcare organizations to apply or consider as they plan for future success:

  • In a consumer-centric market, change will mean millions of new customers. Healthcare providers will need to have scalable systems and processes in place to handle demand.
  • As market conditions become more commoditized, consumers will be empowered with more tools and organizations will need higher reported quality to stay competitive.
  • As subsidies assist consumers with premiums, organizations will need new eligibility and risk management capabilities.
  • Congressional oversight of healthcare spending will require comprehensive compliance strategies. Now and in the future.

Additionally, new business requirements, which are not spelled out in healthcare reform law and regulation, will create the need for new capabilities, solutions and processes by 2014. Planning now for those requirements is critical for organizations looking to maximize future outcomes.

Video highlights of the AHIP panel discussion will be available for the public on November 19th. Please contact [email protected] to get your copy.

About Point B

Point B is an employee-owned management consulting firm that specializes in helping clients to execute their strategic initiatives and deliver business results that create transformational change and competitive advantage. Hundreds of clients, including RED Digital Cinema, the State of Washington, Microsoft, Cisco, CIGNA, NW Natural, Underwriters Laboratories, Portland Public Schools and The Children’s Hospital Association have sought out Point B for its objective leadership, deep expertise and ability to transform strategies into reality. Founded in 1995, Point B serves clients in the Bay Area, Chicago, Denver, Phoenix, Portland, Seattle and Southern California. The firm has been honored by many publications as an exceptional place to work, including being named a “Top Small Workplace” by The Wall Street Journal. In 2010, Point B was named a best place to work by the Los Angeles Business Journal and the Puget Sound Business Journal in their 2010 rankings of employers in those markets. For more information, please visit www.pointb.com.


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