Employers must constantly modify their benefit plan to effectively meet the needs of their employees and curb rising health care costs. Moreover, since the onset of the pandemic, majority of employers are dealing with increases in claims and medical expenses thereby making it crucial for them to explore innovative approaches to benefit design in order to reduce the financial burden without compromising on care quality. In this webinar series, learn how self-funded employers can eliminate unnecessary spend and improve outcomes by customizing their benefit design strategy, leveraging collaborative partnerships, engaging in direct contracting arrangements, and making data-driven decisions.
Virtual Physical Therapists (VPT) is a national provider of telerehabilitation. VPT is disrupting the current treatment protocols for musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) by enabling FASTER, BETTER, CHEAPER, and more CONVENIENT care. Our cost and the average number of visits are half that of traditional care and VPT has a record of 66% faster return to functional status!
With only a smart device and internet access, our application allows an instant connection to a specialist, anytime, anywhere. All of our clinicians must be Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis (MDT) and focus on patient empowerment and self-care, because of the validated outcomes. VPT's mission is to remove barriers and allow everyone access to a mechanical assessment and self-treatment. VPT achieves superior outcomes by enabling instant access to musculoskeletal specialists with proven outcomes that focus on educating the patient to achieve a full functional return.
Quantum Health is the industry-leading consumer healthcare navigation and care coordination company that delivers an unparalleled consumer experience for our members, as well as validated claims savings and high satisfaction rates for employers. Our proprietary Real-Time Intercept™ model identifies opportunities for early intervention in an employee’s healthcare journey, improves engagement, and drives cost efficiencies.
With Quantum Health, employees and their families have access to the expertise and support of dedicated teams of benefits specialists, clinicians and other resources through convenient, AI-powered digital tools. Consumers are guided through any challenge, from understanding their benefits to receiving support for complex conditions.
Cross-Sector Perspectives: How Self-Funded Employers Can Take Control of Their Health Care Spend in 2021 and Beyond
Hear perspectives on value-based benefit design and strategies to offer employees high-value and -quality health benefits
Focus on whole-person care: Integrate advanced primary care into the plan design and understand the importance of addressing health inequities to improve outcomes and reduce claims costs
Review employee health and social needs data to customize benefit offerings and deliver appropriate care at the right place and time
Marianne Fazen, PhD President and Chief Executive Officer, Texas Business Group on Health;
Executive Director, Dallas-Fort Worth Business Group on Health View Bio
Marianne Fazen, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Texas Business Group on Health;
Executive Director, Dallas-Fort Worth Business Group on Health
Marianne Fazen is President and CEO of the Texas Business Group on Health, a statewide coalition representing the interests of Texas employers in healthcare purchasing and policy issues. She also serves as Executive Director of the Dallas-Fort Worth Business Group on Health, a regional employer-led coalition of 155 employers and other healthcare stakeholders committed to improving healthcare quality, efficiency, and patient outcomes in North Texas. Both coalitions advocate a value-driven approach to employer-sponsored healthcare and rapid transformation of the fragmented healthcare delivery system into integrated and accountable, patient-centered systems of care.
Ms. Fazen also serves on the Board of Directors (Past Chair) of URAC, a national managed care accreditation organization, and on the Executive Committee of the North Texas Accountable Healthcare Partnership, a regional multi-stakeholder collaborative initiative focused on healthcare system transformation in North Texas. She served for 17 years (1998-2015) on the Board of Governors of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions representing 50 regional employer coalitions across the country, including a term as Board Chair from 2004 to 2006.
Ms. Fazen has an undergraduate degree in Medical Technology from University of Wisconsin and a Doctorate in Communications Science & Human Development from University of Texas at Dallas.
Nathan Gregory, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Deputy Director, Human Resources City of Forth Worth View Bio
Dave Luby Senior Vice President, Client Experience Quantum Health View Bio
Megan Narrance Founder and Chief Executive Officer Adept Benefits View Bio
Nathan Gregory, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Deputy Director, Human Resources City of Forth Worth
Nathan Gregory is the Deputy Director of Human Resources at the City of Fort Worth, the 12th largest City in the US. He has been at the City for over 5 years and his career in Human Resources spans more than 20 years. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and has bachelor of arts degrees in Business Management and International Business from Judson University. He will soon complete a Master in Public Administration degree at the University of Texas Arlington.
Nathan is the Chairman of the HR Executive Network for North Texas LEAD. He is also a Board Member for the Dallas Fort Worth Business Group on Health (DFWBGH). Additionally, he is a graduate of the 2020 Leadership Fort Worth program, and a member of the Fort Worth Human Resource Management and Society for Human Resource Management Associations.
Senior Vice President, Client Experience Quantum Health
Dave is our Senior Vice President, Client Experience, which means he sets the vision and identifies the strategies needed to help execute Quantum’s mission at the client and member level. He’s tallied up more than 25 years of experience in healthcare consulting, sales, marketing and health plan operations, too, making his approach to his job a well-rounded one.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer Adept Benefits
Megan (Cook) Narrance is the founder and president of Adept Benefits. After a decade in the industry, Megan grew disenchanted with the status quo - a dysfunctional American healthcare system with out-of-control costs. She founded Adept Benefits to break the cycle of annual cost increases and make sure employers get the value they pay for.
Megan is an experienced, well-respected strategist whose biggest strengths are her drive and compassion for taking care of people. She was among the charter class of 30 advisors to be certified by Health Rosetta, a nonprofit that accelerates adoption of simple, practical, non-partisan fixes to our healthcare system.
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Reducing the cost of Musculoskeletal Disorders is SIMPLE. Here's How
Do you know how much money your company spends on Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)? Probably not and the cost will shock you! We are currently in the mists of a musculoskeletal epidemic, as the number of treatments and surgeries escalate corresponding disability rates have also skyrocketed. With all of our advancements in heath and technology instead of improving the lives of those in pain, we are actually making them worse all at the employer's expense! During our presentation we will dive into the reasons why MSD expenses continue to escalate. Look at the association between current care pathways and the rise of chronic disability as well as the current research on treatments with positive as well as negative outcomes with many of our most common procedures are causing more harm than good. Finally we will outline a clear path for employers to take control of their MSD spend, improve their employee productivity and well-being, and enable direct care for faster pain relief and return to function for MSD. Employers that are able to control their MSD spend have found such a significant cost savings that have enabled them to get ahead of their competition as they used the extra funds to enhance their benefit package. When we are in pain... Why do we go to our primary physicians then a surgeon, waiting an average of 6 weeks before referral to conservative care? Why are so many of our current treatment protocols disavowed in research yet continue to be the most popular prescribed?
Learn why so many of our current MSD treatments are not only failing but also lead to higher costs, longer duration of symptoms and reduced productivity
Gain strategies to modify your benefit plan today to include access for your employees to immediate quality care, eliminating pain, and improving function at a faster rate
Discuss the simple care path that leads to better outcomes and huge cost savings
Aideen Turner, PT, Cert. MDT, CEAS Founder and CEO Virtual Physical Therapists, LLC View Bio
Aideen Turner, PT, Cert. MDT, CEAS
Founder and CEO Virtual Physical Therapists, LLC
Aideen Turner is the Founder and CEO of Virtual Physical Therapists. Prior to this Aideen spent over 25 years as a physical therapist, published researcher, speaker, college lecturer, clinical oversite and owner of a busy outpatient clinic. With her background in clinical excellence, Aideen saw a need to transform the current path of musculoskeletal care by changing the focus from the treatment to a proper mechanical diagnosis. Virtual Physical Therapists is focused on Triple Aim: Better Care with Improved Outcomes at a Lower Cost. This is done by enabling convenient access to the best specialist anytime, anywhere.