Center for Health Value Innovation Issues Call to Action to Health Plans on Importance of Outcomes-Based Contracting™ at AHIP Co

President and CEO Cyndy Nayer leads discussion with Intel and HealthInsight to educate and hold providers accountable to align incentives to drive patient engagement

SAN FRANCISCO, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The non-profit Center for Health Value Innovation (CHVI) will issue a call to action for health plans on the critical importance of Outcomes-Based Contracting™ at a presentation at America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute 2011 conference in San Francisco. CHVI President and CEO Cyndy Nayer will be joined by co-presenters Tami Graham, director of Global Benefits Design for Intel's Worldwide Compensation and Benefits Group, and Jerry Reeves, M.D., the former chief medical officer of Humana and current vice president of medical affairs for HealthInsight. The session will be held on Thursday, June 16 at 4:15 p.m.


"To improve the health status of our nation, we must be focused on health as the outcome, not health care. The importance of Outcomes-Based Contracting – aligning incentives across all stakeholders – cannot be overstated," said Cyndy Nayer. "Core strategies include holding health plans and plan sponsors accountable to engage, activate and create accountability for their plan members, which better supports the end goal of population health."

The Center for Health Value Innovation educates the market on improved health quality through the use of value-based benefit designs. The organization works closely with stakeholders to implement programs that accelerate health engagement and accountability leading to improved health.

"We have learned that important sustained provider and patient behavior change is achieved when incentives and environments are modified to drive improved clinical, financial and satisfaction outcomes," said Dr. Reeves. "Employers and health plans are uniquely positioned to drive active community collaboration and engagement in patient-centered care and safety campaigns that produce results."

Nayer steps up the focus on outcomes, by noting that value-based design is one of several ways to improve quality, but new developments in consumer and provider engagement, such as direct contracting, redirect the efforts to supporting the trusted relationship between providers and patients.

"We believe that employer-sponsored on-site and off-site care will dramatically accelerate the patient-centered delivery model, in partnership with best-in-class community-based models, and built on a robust, interoperable HIT platform," said Tami Graham. "This will allow for care to be personalized to the unique needs of each individual, distributed through the most efficient channels and coordinated through an integrated care team each practicing evidence-based medicine at the top of their license."

About the Center for Health Value Innovation (CHVI)

CHVI is focused on the relentless pursuit of innovation in benefit designs that improve engagement, accelerate accountability and create a predictable health cost trend. CHVI (501c3) members represent over 60 million lives from all market segments in the health value supply chain, sharing the evidence of improved health and economic outcomes through value-based designs, including the Outcomes-Based Contracting platform for accelerating meaningful change. The Center for Health Value Innovation's goal is to improve the health of people, organizations and communities throughout the U.S.

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