Want to hear what you missed on The Alliance greatest hits list for 2016? Or do you prefer a sneak peek at what’s ahead for 2017?

We’ve got you covered in both categories, so read on!

2016’s Winning Video

If you’re like most employers in 2016, you worried about ACA compliance. That’s why Attorney John Barlament’s explanation of how to fill out Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Forms 1094-C and 1095-C had more than 6,600 views on YouTube.

An updated video tutorial on how to use Find a Doctor for cost and quality information had another 800-plus views.

The third-place finisher – a 2014 video of Harold Miller’s presentation on How Hospitals Make Money – had a total of 679 views.

Drawing an Audience

Regina Holliday’s moving story and artistic skills helped draw 300 people to The Alliance Annual Seminar in May 2016. Holliday talks about her family’s struggle to get medical records when her late husband, Fred, was receiving care for terminal cancer.

Holliday started an oil painting that showed the current state of patient care before her speech on “Care Coordination from the Patient Perspective.”

She continued working on it as Leah Binder discussed how employers can get involved in efforts to improve patient safety and Dr. Fred Bloom provided a practical perspective on coordinating care. By the end of the event, she finished it.

Regina Holliday painting

Regina Holliday’s painting from the 2016 Annual Seminar at the Monona Terrace. See more photos from this event on our Facebook page.

Leah Binder, CEO of The Leapfrog Group, and Fred Bloom, President of Guthrie Medical Group also spoke at the 2016 Annual Seminar. View a recording of Leah’s presentation and a summary of Fred Bloom’s presentation.

Wellness Law Worries

Compliance anxiety about wellness law accounted for our most-read blog post from 2016, which addressed Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regulatory issues.

Blog readers also wanted to learn more about telemedicine’s price tag from Member Services Manager Mike Roche.

Readers continued to seek out a 2014 post that explains Home Health vs. Palliative Care vs. Hospice and Who Needs Them. Written by Janet Bollig of Home Health United and published in 2014, it has now collected almost 1,700 views.

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Coming Up for 2017

The year ahead promises more helpful information for employers. Our events include:

january 10January 10 – Post- Election Webinar (9 a.m.)
Speakers from the American Benefits Council will help you understand the impact of the presidential election on health benefits.

 

january 24January 24 – Does Happy = Healthy? Transitioning From a Wellness Plan to a Well-Being Program
Our keynote speaker is Laura Putnam, an expert in motivation, behavior change, human performance improvement and building healthier, happier and more innovative organizations. You’ll also hear from Dr. Kevin McCabe, director of occupational and preventative medicine for SC Johnson, on “Enhancing Resiliency: Training Your Brain for Happiness.”

March 14March 14 – Sneak Peek Preview on Health Plan Compliance
Barlament will return to give you the latest happenings in the health care compliance world. This will include an analysis of what’s to come from President-elect Donald Trump’s plans for the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

may 16May 16 – The Alliance Annual Seminar – Shared Decision Making
This interactive meeting will help the audience explore the innovative Benefit Risk Characteristic Theatre, which helps people share in decisions about their health care. Dr. Andy Lazris and Dr. Erik Rifkin will display their intuitive, pictorial way of showing how many people are helped – and how many are harmed – by common tests and procedures.

We’re working to tackle other topics as well. Look for more information, including our lineup of speakers, for these events in the months ahead.More to Come

  • July 25, 2017 – What’s Ahead for Your Plan Design
  • August 22, 2017 – Practical Implementation of Population Health
  • September 28, 2017 – The Alliance Annual Meeting

We hope to see you there!

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Darla Dernovsek

Marketing Communications Manager at The Alliance
Darla Dernovsek joined The Alliance in 2013 as marketing communications manager. Dernovsek is responsible for managing and developing communication strategies as well as marketing plans to help fulfill The Alliance mission by raising market awareness.

Dernovsek has more than 25 years' experience in communications, public relations and marketing. From 1992 until joining The Alliance, Dernovsek owned her own freelance marketing and writing business to provide marketing consulting and writing for health-care related entities and credit union organizations. Earlier, she was the director of public relations for Rockford Memorial Hospital and city editor for the Beloit Daily News.

Dernovsek graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism.

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