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Opioids: What Employers Need to Know

SeminarDate: Thursday, September 26

Time: 8:00AM MT

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Though prescription medications are essential in employees’ health care benefits, opioids are potent, highly-addictive drugs that greatly increase workplace risks or injuries, even if taken as prescribed. NM employers know opioid painkillers may greatly increase worker disability, lower productivity, and raise the cost of healthcare.
This forum provided employers from business, nonprofit and public entities with up-to-date information on key opioid-related workplace issues.

New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value members can attend free of charge with an RSVP.
Non-members can attend for $25. More information regarding payment for non-members will be released soon.
SHRM credits will be offered.

 

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Total Cost of Health Care: Transparency in Action

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Total Cost of Healthcare: Transparency in Action

Employers say that Total Cost of Healthcare (TCoC) is still one of the most puzzling issues they face in health system transformation. As attempts to improve the healthcare system take place, many efforts focus on aspects of this issue--such as addressing waste in healthcare, how to arrive at the cost of care, and how to decrease the cost of care while maintaining quality of health services. Questions asked include: 
  • Do healthcare charges for the same procedures differ around the country and/or according to site of care?
  • Do we know what drives the variability in costs, when variation is identified?

Though much is being learned, clarity has still not been achieved around questions of how TCoC is being defined and/or measured.  

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Disruptive Innovation in Healthcare Summit: Having a Positive Impact on Healthcare

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Disruptive innovation is bringing positive change to improving access, quality and lower costs in the U.S. healthcare system. Join your colleagues in business and healthcare at this summit to hear how specific innovations can affect New Mexico.

Our keynote, Tami Hutchison of Remedy Partners, will describe how national progress is being made in bundled payments, and moving into state and local healthcare delivery systems. Changing healthcare’s payment system is one of the most critical pieces in transforming the healthcare system.

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Status of Current Healthcare Issues Affecting New Mexico Employers

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Join Us for this Special Round Table Discussion with Health Leaders on the Status of:

  • Air Ambulance Rates
  • Surprise Billing
  • Urgent Care/Emergency Rooms

Hosted by: New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value and New Mexico Office of the Superintendent of Insurance
When: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 8:00 am – Noon
Where: Albuquerque International Balloon Museum

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