Calendar of Events

2017 Healthcare Forecast Breakfast

"The Changing Central Pennsylvania Healthcare Landscape - Our Opportunities and Our Challenges"

Dates: September 25, 2017
Location: Hershey Country Club
1000 Derry Street
Hershey, PA 
Time: Registration and Breakfast at 8:00 am
Presentation  8:30 am - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $50 CPBGH Members
$80 Non-members
Registration: Click Here to Register

Concerned about the changing healthcare environment and not sure where to get the straight talk on what the future looks like? You are not alone! In the last year, the healthcare landscape in Central Pennsylvania has changed dramatically and there is no projected end to changes as providers, insurers and employers continue to react to increasing costs, new regulatory requirements and new payment models. The trend of hospital consolidation and the diminishing number of private practices also continues to impact the way we purchase healthcare.

Join us on September 25 at our annual Forecast Breakfast as our keynote speaker, Lawton Robert Burns, Ph.D., MBA, University of Pennsylvania, Professor of Health Care Management, The Wharton School educates us on the critical thinking we need regarding the consolidation in healthcare. Learn from our provider partners their vision for care in our region as well as about the new models in care and the potential impacts on your healthcare spend. Hear from both traditional suppliers of care and new thought leaders about the changes in the delivery system that will both improve the quality of care while also helping to control costs. Also, be the first to learn how area employers are handling the rising costs with the results from the 2017 Healthcare Survey.


Well Workplace Roundtable

Workplace Wellness: From Zero to Platinum

Dates: September 28, 2017
Location: Lancaster Chamber Office
115 East King Street
Lancaster, PA
Time: Registration and Breakfast at 7:30 am
Presentation begins at 8:00 am
Cost: $15 Registration Fee
Registration: Click Here to Register

The 2017 Well Workplace Award Winners were announced at the Health Summit and again the feedback received was you want to hear more from our winners and also have the opportunity to learn from each other. Join us on September 28, 2017 at the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce to do just that. This event will feature short presentations focused on the dimensions of wellness from our winners who will then lead table discussions for attendees on corporate wellness initiatives. Co-sponsored by the Central Penn Business Group on Health, LightenUp Lancaster and LiveWell Lancaster this will be your opportunity to learn from your peers and leave with new ideas to rejuvenate your programs.

Conversation will focus on both the challenges you face and what those with similar issues did to change the mindset and get people engaged. Additionally, we will review the criteria for submitting applications and the use of the CDC scorecard. Winners of the 2017 Wellness Grants will also be announced.


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: Click Here to Register

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