CAA Compliance Alert: Are you ready?
The new Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), in effect as of December 27, 2021, holds employers and other purchasers accountable for ensuring that the health benefits they offer are cost-effective and high quality. Simultaneously, the CAA removes gag clauses and provides a great deal of valuable information to employers. Compliance is required and being enforced by the Department of Labor.
Your action is needed now.
Value-Based Purchasing for Self-Insured Entities.
Leapfrog's new program ranks hospitals on how well they care for your employees and their families, so you can start your quest for better health care today. It is estimated that thousands of patients are harmed and 500 die every day in the U.S. from preventable problems like medical errors and infections, all of which inflate employers' health costs by at least a third. Now employers of any size have an affordable tool to change that.
How purchasers work with Leapfrog.
Over 20 years ago, employers and purchasers created The Leapfrog Group to demand transparency from hospitals on their quality and safety practices. Today many employers use Leapfrog to better educate their employees on choosing a hospital and leverage their purchasing power to structure value-based purchasing and get the best care at the best price.
Saving lives and saving dollars.
Upwards of 200,000 people die annually due to preventable hospital errors, and when errors happen in the hospital, employers pay the price in more ways than one. Beyond the harm and suffering to your employees, employers and other purchasers pay an average of over $7,500 per hospital admission for errors, injuries, accidents and infections.
Purchasers' Thoughts on Health Plan Value.
Hundreds of purchasers representing small to jumbo employers weighed in on Leapfrog's survey asking how well health plans are driving quality, safety and value. The findings of this survey compare performance of large health plans to each other and reveal employers expect more from their plans when it comes to getting high-value care for their employees and dependents.
In your region.
Working closely with Leapfrog, business coalitions across the nation activate their communities around hospital quality and safety. These Regional Leaders ask hospitals to participate in the Survey, provide resources to their employer members, and use Survey results and Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades to drive improvements in their market.