Tuesday Mar 08, 2022
Lessons from Maine: an Interview with Peter Hayes, an Expert on Purchasing Employer-Sponsored Healthcare
Join Dr Stan Schwartz as he interviews Peter Hayes, President and CEO of the the Health Purchaser Alliance of Maine. Peter parlays his 27 years of experience into sound advice for self-funded employers that purchase healthcare for their employees and dependents.
We talked about the present and future RAND studies of regional price variation, direct contracting, benefit advisors and getting employers engaged in a single voice.
Peter also presents a vignette of what a successful employer has actually done to reduce costs but keep quality high.
We also discussed how the fragmentation of primary care (divided among the traditional PCP, telehealth and urgent care) can affect decisions that impact an employer's bottom line on health.