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Wellness Outcomes Measurement -- for Card-Carrying Grown-Ups

Topic:
Wellness Outcomes Measurement -- for Card-Carrying Grown-Ups
Date:
February 7, 2013 at 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
Presenters:
Al Lewis, Author(Disease Management Purchasing Consortium)
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Description
Have you ever wondered whether those ROIs that vendors and consultants show you for wellness and disease management are even remotely accurate? Well, you can wonder no longer: Most of the numbers are made up.

Al Lewis, author of the critically acclaimed new book Why Nobody Believes the Numbers: Distinguishing Fact from Fiction in Population Heath Management, will confirm the doubts of a growing chorus of realists with many enlightening and sometimes hilarious examples of employers whose stellar results were simply miscalculated, along with a rogue’s gallery of vendors and consultants whose “results” are fictional to the point of mathematical impossibility. In one case, a major vendor is shown blatantly lying, specifically to fool consultants and HR executives.

This is happening to you too, not just to others. Today you are spending a lot of money on these programs and incentives, in order to avoid preventable health-sensitive medical events that increase claims cost and reduce productivity. Yet not only has your vendor or consultant never measured your change in health-sensitive medical events, but no vendor or consultant has ever even made a list of health-sensitive medical events to measure.

That doesn’t stop them from claiming savings -- many vendors and consultants will just credit the wellness program for a reduction in the trend of health expenses, because in their view wellness dramatically reduces health spending across the board. But when was the last time you or anyone you know incurred an ER visit or hospital stay that could have been avoided if you by completing a health risk assessment and talking to a coach?

This webinar is not “an alternative view of wellness outcomes” – it’s a proof. The webinar will show corporate executives exactly why vendors and consultants dramatically overstate the impact of these programs, leading you to over-spend on vendors and consultants and incentives.

Further, Al is offering both a $10,000 reward to anyone who can find an invalidating mistake in this proof (see his website www.dismgmt.com for details), and/or a free Wellness Savings Calculator (normally $99) to any HR executive who, following this webinar, still thinks their vendor or consultant is correct in showing massive savings.

How to solve the problem? This webinar will also provide the tools for HR executives to estimate the impact of wellness on their own, without relying on vendors or consultants, using the Seven Rules of Plausibility described in Why Nobody Believes the Numbers. You will learn how to:

• Distinguish valid from invalid results
• Measure risk reduction validly in your organization
• Tie reductions in risk to reductions in health-sensitive medical events
• Present and defend your findings to the CFO
• Ask the right questions of your vendor and consultant…and know when you’re getting the right answer
• Write RFPs and contracts that prevent vendors from taking advantage of you

Further, this webinar counts towards professional certification in Critical Outcomes Report Analysis http://dismgmt.com/certs/cora/self-study, the field’s only recognized credential in wellness/disease management analytics. Putting a staff member(s) through this certification will end your reliance on others for calculating outcomes.

The bubble for wellness savings claims is already bursting. Read what CEO of The Leapfrog Group, arguably the most prestigious think tank/advocacy organization in health care, has just said about highly suspect wellness ROIs . Once a few more leading-edge CFOs read Al’s book (or related articles by other thought leaders) and start asking uncomfortable questions to the HR Department. By attending this webinar, HR executives will take the first step in answering them. HR Executives will see that those wellness vendors -- and the brokers and consultants who enable them -- have, in the immortal words of the great philosopher Ricky Ricardo, a lot of 'splaining to do.


Who Should Participate
  • HR EVP
  • VP/Director of Benefit
  • Wellness Coordinators
  • Anyone Who Measures Outcomes or Who Has “Finance” in Their Titles
  • Benefits Consultants
  • Vendors of Wellness and Disease Management
  • What You Will Learn
    1. Why ROIs from these programs are invariably far overstated by vendors and consultants
    2. What these programs really save, over what time frame, at what cost
    3. How you can estimate your own outcomes without fancy math or consultants…and without relying on vendors
    Recommended Resources
    Why Nobody Believes the Numbers: Distinguishing Fact from Fiction in Population Health Management, the critically acclaimed expose of vendor and consultant outcomes measurement, and their incentives to overstate your ROIs (John Wiley & Sons, 2012). The introduction may be downloaded Click here
    Communities
    Benefits
    Workforce Management (Time & Attendance)
    Medical Benefits
    Consumer-Directed Healthcare (CDH)
    Self-Directed Healthcare (SDH)
    Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
    Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs)
    Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)
    Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO)
    Private Fee For Service (PFFS)
    Insurance
    Health
    Topical Health Issues
    Healthcare Legislation and Compliance
    Employee Wellness
    Health and Safety
    Presented by
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    Al Lewis
    Disease Management Purchasing Consortium

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    Disease Management Purchasing Consortium
    Procurement and Outcomes/ROI services for disease management and wellness and value-based purchasing
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    Image of Rosemary Blegen Rosemary Blegen
    Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services
    2 / 5
    Poor Presentation
    Image of Kenneth Wright Kenneth Wright
    Onsite Wellness
    3 / 5
    Good Presentation
    Image of Thania Cadet Thania Cadet
    Bensinger, Dupont & Associates
    3 / 5
    Good Presentation
    2 / 5
    Poor Presentation
    Image of Valari Regan Valari Regan
    Crowe Horwath LLP
    3 / 5
    Good Presentation
    Image of Ana Alvarado Ana Alvarado
    Camera Dynamics
    3 / 5
    Good Presentation
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    Wellness Connunication Solutions
    5 / 5
    Excellent Presentation
    Image of Igor Sovyk Igor Sovyk
    JSC ESKO EES (Ryshydro's daughter joint-stock company)
    4 / 5
    Very Good Presentation
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    St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital
    3 / 5
    Good Presentation
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    Kamehameha Schools
    5 / 5
    Excellent Presentation
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    Advanced Concepts Enterprises, Inc.
    3 / 5
    Good Presentation
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    Eddie Bauer LLC
    4 / 5
    Very Good Presentation
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    Kids Central Inc.
    2 / 5
    Poor Presentation
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    Iasis Molecular Sciences
    4 / 5
    Very Good Presentation
    Image of Sarah Bratcher Sarah Bratcher
    Catalina Foothills School District
    5 / 5
    Excellent Presentation
    Image of Courtney Lawrence Courtney Lawrence
    Lockton Benefit Group
    3 / 5
    Good Presentation
    Image of Lisa Webster Lisa Webster
    Higginbotham & Associates
    5 / 5
    Excellent Presentation
    Image of Travis Keenum Travis Keenum
    Lurgi, Inc.
    3 / 5
    Good Presentation
    3 / 5
    Good Presentation
    Image of MaryAnn Rog MaryAnn Rog
    CME Group
    3 / 5
    Good Presentation
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    URS Corporation
    3 / 5
    Good Presentation
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    panera bread, llc
    4 / 5
    Very Good Presentation
    Image of Paula Campeau Paula Campeau
    St. Lawrence College (Kingston)
    4 / 5
    Very Good Presentation
    Image of John Ritchie John Ritchie
    Oak Park Place (Madison, WI)
    5 / 5
    Excellent Presentation
    Image of Danielle Robinson Danielle Robinson
    United Stationers Supply Co.
    3 / 5
    Good Presentation
    4 / 5
    Very Good Presentation
    Image of Dawn Burns Dawn Burns
    Crowe Horwath LLP
    4 / 5
    Very Good Presentation
    Image of Lona Williams Lona Williams
    Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
    4 / 5
    Very Good Presentation
    Image of Carol Jones Carol Jones
    Stillaguamish Tribe
    4 / 5
    Very Good Presentation
    4 / 5
    Very Good Presentation
    Image of Rebecca Pitrello Rebecca Pitrello
    Crowe Horwath LLP
    4 / 5
    Very Good Presentation
    Image of Sayyad Imran Sayyad Imran
    CDI Corporation
    4 / 5
    Very Good Presentation
    Image of Claudia Cooper Claudia Cooper
    Henry County Water & Sewage Authority
    4 / 5
    Very Good Presentation
    Image of Kay Barclay Kay Barclay
    StratVisions
    5 / 5
    Excellent Presentation
    Image of William McPeck William McPeck
    Self Employed
    Al has much to offer this field. Too bad his sound quality was so bad for the first half. 5 / 5
    Excellent Presentation
    I had to leave the webinar. The sound quality was too distracting--often not understandable at time.s 3 / 5
    Good Presentation
    Image of Joseph Berley, M.D. Joseph Berley, M.D.
    Precision Occupational Health Management, Inc.
    I probably should just read his book. 2 / 5
    Poor Presentation
    Image of Ilene Blanchard Ilene Blanchard
    HealthFitness
    With the sound being so poor your speech being so fast and my experience with research methods being rather limited I found the presentation difficult to follow. But I'm very interested in understanding and would be interested in another presentation that covers a little less information at a slower pace.
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    A Hire Authority

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