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    February Dinner Meeting: Direct Contracting Between Employers & Healthcare Providers

    Date: February 10, 2014, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
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    REGISTER & PAY:   Online registration opens up approximately two weeks prior to the event and closes the Thursday before the meeting at midnight.  Walk-ins are always welcome after that time!

    HRMA Dinner Meeting

    Direct Contracting Between Employers & Healthcare Providers

    Presented by Bill Lacy from ACHRM

    February 10, 2014

    Princeton Hyatt Regency

    5:30pm to 8:00pm

     **The meeting is approved for 1 strategic recertification credit hour

    by the HR Certification Institute**

    Learn how and why, in this time of continually rising healthcare costs, CEO’s, CFO’s and HR Directors at enlightened employers, achieve cost containment by choosing what is fast becoming a preferred risk management strategy for smaller to medium-sized US companies, i.e., 100 to 30,000 employees.

    As the new healthcare law is implemented and employer healthcare costs continue to rise, an emerging strategy in the NY-NJ-PA marketplace is to develop a direct relationship between self-insured organizations and healthcare providers.

    While healthcare costs can be a leading employer expense, many organizations do not have a direct relationship with their healthcare provider.  The problems experienced by these organizations include lack of price transparency, insufficient accountability, no quality metrics, and of course, staggering costs.

    Building upon paradigms which exist in other markets throughout the US, this presentation will highlight the experiences of ACHRM’s members that have entered into direct relationships with healthcare providers, and discuss processes, plan modifications, contracts/documentation, billing/invoicing, communications, employee engagement, cost savings, and other factors that have led to improved organizational results.

    This presentation brings forward a ground-breaking methodology for reducing health care costs for organizations and speaks directly to HR and C-suite executives who are looking for new and proven ways to improve healthcare quality outcomes and offer win-win employee engagement strategies.

    Our Speaker:

    Bill Lacy is the President and CEO of ACHRM, Association for Corporate Health Risk Management, a community where employers can join with their peers and learn new methods and techniques to reduce a company’s health care costs while at the same time improving employee well-being and productivity.

    The mission of ACHRM is to provide a collaborative environment where education, research and solutions to the industry’s challenges can be generated. The ACHRM hosts a Center of Excellence, which is a powerful marriage between industry and academia committed to driving industry research and to developing curricula and educational programs, among other strategic initiatives.

    Contact info:

    ACHRM – Corporate Health-Risk Innovation

    Open this link to see an interesting article about implementing iealthcare, services price transparency, advancing direct contracting, and exploring international medical, tourism.

    Our Sponsor:

    Wellness Solution Centers is a state of the art wellness facility located in Newtown, (Bucks County) PA. Our  doctors are dedicated to improving the corporate wellness environment through multiple strategies such as lunch and learn presentations, health fairs, bio-metric screening events and our 8 Weeks to Wellness Online Challenge program. Through our affiliation with the Wellness Champions (wellness providers of like mind and like practice) we are able to reach corporations across the nation and over seas. We recognize that a healthy employee is a more productive asset than an unhealthy one and strive to create a culture of wellness in your company or organization. For more information go to and click on the "Learn More" tab.

    Our In-Transition Group:

    Our in-transition group, open to all, meets at 4:30. The group provides professionals in transition with networking opportunities and support as they seek employment opportunities within their profession.

    Our Menu:

    Gumbo Ya-Ya

    Traditional Jambalaya Creole

    Bananas Foster Cheesecake

    Vegetarian Option:  Green Tea Soba Noodles in a Sesame-Ginger Soya Broth with Barley, Daikon Radish and Tofu