Large Employers Don't Use Value-Based Strategies When Purchasing Health Plans

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"Employers' Use of Value-Based Purchasing Strategies," Journal of the American Medical Association: For the study, Harvard Universityresearchers conducted telephone interviews with executives from some ofthe largest employers in 41 U.S. markets and found that, in large part,respondents did not use value-based and related strategies whenpurchasing health plans.

According to the study, few respondents usedtheir purchasing power with health plans and providers to improve thequality of health care received by employees, although many said thatthey examined quality data on health plans (Rosenthal et al., JAMA, 11/21).

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