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National Business Coalition on Health Releases 2008 eValue8(TM) RFI
Date:12/12/2007

ow they manage providers and provide consumers with critical information on physician quality. Through eValue8, health plans provide details on how they support their members in navigating the health care system and manage pharmaceuticals - including how plans support consumers to follow prevention guidelines and take their medicine as prescribed.

Also new in 2008, eValue8 includes a section on total population health management - defined as a program that encompasses the interventions for the full range of at risk chronic and acute conditions with a focus on prevention, risk reduction, and self-care. The RFI will also survey issues around the medical home and promotion of appropriate minimally invasive surgery.

Expanded use of eValue8

The use of eValue8 continues to expand. For 2008, there are 20 employer purchasing coalitions participating, including two new coalitions - the Employers Health Purchasing Corporation of Ohio and the Puget Sound Health Alliance. Additionally, many of the largest private sector purchasers of

health care in the country use eValue8 including General Motors, Marriott, Pitney Bowes and 3M.

"With a national RFI tool such as eValue8, health plans can validate that they are working in the right direction to meet the needs and expectations of employers," said Charles M. Cutler, MD, chief medical director of National Accounts for Aetna. "The tool also provides a framework for discussions between plans and employers or business coalitions about the health plans' current and future programs and activities."

About the National Business Coalition on Health and eValue8

Celebrating 15 years of value based purchasing, NBCH is a national, non- profit, membership organization of nearly 70 employer-based health care coalitions, representing over 7,000 employers and 34 million employees and their dependents across the United States. NBCH and its members are dedicated to value based purchasing of health care
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