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Hospital Quality Guide

Click here for our 2019 Hospital Quality Guide. (updated to include data from 2018Q3)


Catalyst for Payment Reform

Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR) is an “independent, nonprofit corporation on a mission to help employers and other health care purchasers get better value for their health care dollar.”

Toolkit: How to Communicate to Employees About High-Value Health Care
This zip file package includes a guide, survey template and best practices. Read this How-To guide before using the toolkit.

2019 Health Plan Renewal Questionnaire
CPR provides this editable questionnaire for employer purchasers or their broker/consultants to use at renewal time

2019 Aligned Sourcing & Contracting Toolkit
This zip file includes the renewal questionnaire along with a healthplan RFI and model contract language.

How-to Guide: Tackling Substance Use Disorders
This zip file provides both a toolkit for employers toaddress substance use disorders in their workforce and a guide to . It’s definitely worth exploring


Action Briefs





Health Policy






Patient Resources

These Action Briefs are created by National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions, of which WellOK is a member organization.

Bariatric Surgery — a Fresh Look
This monograph provides up-to-date information about the value and the place of bariatric surgery. It will inform employers making decisions about whether to cover these procedures on their health benefits plan and how to select providers for their network.

Achieving Value in Cancer Care
This comprehensive paper from the National Alliance is the result of a collaboration between healthcare purchasers and healthplans. There’s specific guidance for employers.

Mental Health
A useful monograph about the value in behavioral health services

Choosing Wisely
To help your covered members be wiser healthcare consumers. WellOK has several thousand Five Questions cards available to our members only.

Obesity: National Alliance Action Brief
This monograph has excellent information for employers about obesity causation, treatment options and what things to consider for healthplan coverage. Grandma’s advice to eat less and exercise more is still valid but sadly, not every effective.

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Biosimilars
This Action Brief introduces you to purchasing decisions about biosimilars

Balance Billing Legislation
The National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions published this summary of current summary of  “Legislation Proposed to Congress to Curb the Issue of Surprise Billing.  This policy brief highlights legislative proposals that would limit or prohibit balance billing of covered individuals and mandate payment methodologies for certain out-of-network services.”

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National Comprehensive Cancer Network Patient Guides
The NCCN publishes easy-to-read guidelines that may be appropriate for your covered members. They feature questions to ask the doctor, illlustrations and glossaries of terms that may not be familiar.







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