July 13, 2019
As expensive precision medicines come to market, employers are willing to cover the costs if these medicines are shown to work and improve patient experience or outcome, said Neil Goldfarb, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Philadelphia Business Group on Health.
June 06, 2019
If employers want to be able to have an impact on the healthcare system and help create lower cost, more effective markets, they need to get informed, get tough, and get smart, said David Blumenthal, MD, president and chief executive officer, The Commonwealth Fund, during the 2019 Annual Conference of the Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health.
April 03, 2019
The Greater Philadephia Business Coalition on Health (GPBCH) issued a member action brief on "Covering Prescription Weight Loss Therapies to Address Obesity," which reviews the available evidence on effectiveness and safety (including side effects) of the new generation of obesity drugs and recommends that employers consider covering these drugs in concert with lifestyle change programs.
March 07, 2019
The Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health (GPBCH) seeks to increase the value of health benefit spending for its employer members by improving workforce and community health, increasing healthcare quality and safety, and reducing health care costs. Here is a summary of GPBCH's activities in 2018.
March 07, 2019
The Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health (GPBCH) is seeking applications for the 2019 Health Benefits Innovation Awards, which seek to recognize members who have implemented innovative health and well-being management programs or benefit design changes.