Calendar of Events

Free Market Medicine Event

Price and Quality Transparency to Lower Your Healthcare Costs

Dates: October 20, 2017
Location: Hershey Country Club
1000 E. Derry Road
Hershey, PA 
Time: Registration and Breakfast at 8:00 am
Presentation begins at 8:30 am
Cost: $25 CPBGH Members
$45 Non-members
Registration: Registration is Closed

What is free market medicine? Simply stated, it is imposing price and quality transparency on healthcare so as to promote provider competition and thereby deliver increasingly more value to healthcare consumers.

Free market medicine is more than theory. In 2009, The Surgery Center of Oklahoma began offering transparent bundled pricing for a wide array of surgical procedures` at pricing significantly below the “discounted” PPO network pricing that has resulted in $millions of saving for regional employers.

Free market medicine is spreading across the country and now has come to central PA.

On Friday October 20, please join the PA Chapter of the Free Market Medicine Association and the Central PA Business Group on Health at the Hershey Country Club and hear:

  • • How free market medicine implements the best of direct contracting, referenced based pricing, and medical tourism
  • • How free market medicine exposes the significant price and quality variability in the market and takes advantage of that variability to bring more value in healthcare
  • • From Mike Rogers, EVP, Human Resources at BancFirst and how their free market program yielded a single digit premium increase and a 1-month premium holiday for their employees in each of the last 2 benefit years
  • • About local sellers of orthopaedic, general surgery, urology, ENT, gastroenterology and diagnostic imaging services who have embraced free market medicine, offering transparent bundled pricing significantly lower than the regional “discounted” PPO network prices you now pay
  • • How direct primary care can give you more value for your primary care dollars
  • • How data can create opportunities to reduce plan costs while elevating quality of care
  • • How to integrate free market medicine into your healthcare benefit

Thank You to our Title Sponsor:

Healthcare Data Summit

Dates: December 13, 2017
Location: Lancaster Chamber
115 East King Street
Lancaster, PA
Time: Registration and Breakfast at 8:00 am
Presentation 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Cost: FREE for CPBGH Members
$25 Non-members
Registration: Click Here to Register

The mission of the Central Penn Business Group on Health is to promote continuous improvement in the cost and quality of healthcare in our region. One of the best ways for us to achieve this goal is by becoming the data aggregator for the region on cost and quality metrics. This will allow member employers access to the data they need to make the best decisions they can about the benefits they offer to their employees. Join us this December as we highlight the progress we have made and what the data has shown us to date. Hear from area employers accessing the data as well as from our data analytics partner, Innovu.