Category Archives: HC Approaches That Work

When Employers Collaborate To Manage Health Care Costs

Brian Klepper Published 12/09/12 in the Eau Claire, WI Leader-Telegram Note from Brian: This piece appeared last weekend in the Eau Claire, WI newspaper, and was written with the encouragement of employers in that community who, rightly, believe they’ve been raked over the … Continue reading

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Following the Money

Brian Klepper Posted 12/06/12 on Medscape Connect’s Care & Cost Blog On The Health Care Blog, veteran analyst Vince Kuraitis reviews a report from the consulting firm Oliver Wyman (OW), arguing that the trend toward reconfiguring health systems to deliver more accountable care is more … Continue reading

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Irresistible Forces

Brian Klepper Posted 10/28/12 on Medscape Connect’s Care & Cost Blog At our first meeting years ago, Tom Emerick, Walmart’s then VP of Global Benefits, told me, “No industry can grow indefinitely at a multiple of general inflation. It will eventually become … Continue reading

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Walmart Moves Health Care Forward Again

Brian Klepper Posted 10/12/12 on Medscape Connect’s Care & Cost Blog Walmart’s sheer size makes almost any of their initiatives newsworthy. That said, despite being a lightning rod for criticism on employee benefits and health care, they have introduced initiatives with far-reaching impacts. … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for Intense Price Competition?

Note from Brian: The article below describes my recent keynote address to a large meeting of imaging center administrators, and appears in the Sept 2012 Radiology Today. I’m reposting it because it accurately reflects, in depth, the message that I … Continue reading

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Demanding More From Medical Homes

Brian Klepper Published 9/4/12 in Medical Home News  Never confuse motion with action.  Benjamin Franklin A reporter called the other day to tell me that several local health systems now had medical homes. “I don’t think so,” I said.  She was emphatic. … Continue reading

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Business Leaders Have A Chance To Step Up and Fix Health Care

Brian Klepper and Tom Emerick Published in abbreviated form 8/14/12 in Workforce Management Independent of whether the Affordable Care Act remains, public and private purchasers are unlikely to see meaningful health care cost reductions from policy w the near future. Our … Continue reading

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