Employers are invited to participate in third annual survey of the Center for Health Value Innovation, a research tool aimed at pinpointing current innovations and results in health benefit and outcomes-based design.

“In past iterations of this survey, we’ve found a number of useful results that have helped employers better understand how to target their health care dollars,” explained CHVI President Cyndy Nayer.

“In order to get quality results, we want to invite a wide variety of businesses to take the survey, with a promise that their organizations will not be individually identified and that no personal health information is requested,” she continued.

Employers of all sizes, including nonprofit and government agencies, are invited to take the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/value-based. Results will be gathered through Sept. 15, 2012. Those who take the survey will get a complimentary PDF copy of the results.

The Center has been unique in its vision for health benefit designs focused on outcomes. In tracking this link and the development of more sophisticated value-based systems over the past five years, the CHVI survey has been instrumental in defining outcomes-based contracting.

Outcomes-based contracting is a growing trend that aligns all stakeholders to engage patients in their health, hold providers accountable for health improvement, and create a predictable cost trend for organizations and communities. Previous surveys have shown the emergence of outcomes-based contracts and their focus on systemic incentives and accountability.

Special areas targeted in this year’s survey include outcomes-based contracts in special situations (e.g., cancer care), direct contracting with delivery systems and telehealth.

The Value-Based Designs and Outcomes-Based Contracting Survey is made possible by the generous support of Cigna and United Healthcare, with promotional help from Employee Benefit News.

CHVI, a 501c3 organization, is focused on the relentless pursuit of innovation in benefit designs that improve engagement, accelerate accountability and create a predictable health cost trend. CHVI members represent more than 60 million lives from all market segments in the health value supply chain. The Center’s goal is to improve the health of people, organizations and communities throughout the U.S.

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