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.
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.
How purchasers work with Leapfrog.
Nearly 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.
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.