North Carolina Business Group on Health

Welcome to the North Carolina Business Group on Health!

At NCBGH, HR and benefit professionals from employers  across North Carolina
from the Appalachian Mountains,
to the cities of the Piedmont,
to the beaches of the Coastal Plain
join together to
Advocate, Innovate and Educate
for a better healthcare delivery system!

What's New....

NCBGH Fall Forum 2020

Registration Now Open

Join us across 2 Friday mornings – October 9 & 16 — for our NCBGH Fall Forum 2020.

At this Forum our focus will be Innovation in Employer Health and Benefits.  We’ll have another great lineup of speakers at the Fall Forum, including NC DHHS Secretary, Dr. Mandy Cohen. 

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Join us August 25, 2020 for an NCBGH Virtual Lunch Discussion –
A New Age of Employer-Sponsored Health Services:

How Multi-Employer Health Centers & Technology are Changing the Game

2020 has been a year of significant change and health care is no different. We are experiencing a seismic shift in how care is delivered. The traditional fee-for-service model is expensive for employers, a poor experience for patients, and often leads to inappropriate care or forgoing necessary care altogether. Join us for a virtual lunch and hear how new innovations and healthcare models are enabling employers to provide access to high-quality care at a discount to traditional cost while expanding access for your employees and dependents.

Join us early for virtual networking:
Doors open 11:45 AM
Additional Q&A 1:00 – 1:30 PM

Special Note: For this virtual lunch, the first 25 registrants will receive a $15 DoorDash coupon for lunch on us!

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Join us August 6th for special webinar, “Elective Procedures and the Post COVID-19 Healthcare Surge: What happens Next and How to Get Ahead of It”

Coronavirus has fundamentally changed the health benefits landscape. Healthcare prices were already unsustainable and in the wake of COVID-19, they may become unbearable. Many hospitals and health systems are raising prices as they struggle to overcome huge financials losses from delayed non-emergent procedures. Meanwhile, many consumers look to reschedule this care as soon as it is safe, unaware they may end up paying more.

In this session, Bill Kampine, co-founder and SVP, Innovation and Analytics, Healthcare Bluebook; Kim Davis, Sr. Director HR Operations, Compensation & Benefits, Alex Lee; and Robert McGalliard, Epic Brokers, will lay out what state benefits leaders are up against this fall, sharing unique, data-driven insight and predictions on healthcare utilization and pricing. Prepared with this information, employers can better plan for the rest of 2020 and into next year.

Register now to join us on Thursday, August 6 at 2pm EST to learn more about market trends, explore strategies for addressing them, and ultimately get ready for the challenge ahead.

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2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey and Leapfrog ASC Survey Now Open


The 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey and Leapfrog ASC Survey are now open. In light of COVID-19, Leapfrog has announced additional one-time-only changes to the 2020 Survey process. These changes, designed to significantly reduce the time required to participate in the Surveys, will uphold the shared vision for quality, safety, and transparency, while allowing hospital and ambulatory surgery center colleagues to devote their time to the urgent needs of the moment. We encourage hospitals and ASCs to learn more about the Surveys, including important COVID-19 changes, by visiting  Above all, we encourage our community to thank our health care providers for the service they’re doing amidst this crisis.

The North Carolina Business Group on Health is the Leapfrog Regional Leader for North Carolina.

North Carolina Business Group on Health Joins The Leapfrog Group as a Regional Leader
— Hospital Survey will improve local safety and quality for patients

Charlotte – January 16, 2020 – The North Carolina Business Group on Health (NCBGH), a non-profit multi-stakeholder organization representing more than 50 North Carolina businesses providing health care benefits to employees and their family members across the state, has joined The Leapfrog Group as a Regional Leader. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit watchdog organization that serves as a voice for health care purchasers, using their collective influence to foster positive change in US health care.

“NCBGH’s participation as a Regional Leader gives North Carolina employers and purchasers a new tool to help their employees and their communities get the best health care,” said Leah Binder, The Leapfrog Group president and CEO. “The one-of-a-kind data resulting from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey provides the people of North Carolina with information they can’t get anywhere else, so they can make critical health care decisions for themselves and their families. It also gives employers a tool to recognize excellence across the North Carolina hospitals.”

NCBGH will work with all North Carolina hospitals during the submission process for 2020 which begins in March and concludes in December.

“The Leapfrog Hospital Survey and newer Ambulatory Surgical Center Survey are designed by and for employers, other purchasers and major national organizations devoted to improving healthcare quality across the country,” said Jon Rankin, NCBGH’s President & CEO. “Publicly reported safety and quality information is very important to our employers making purchasing decisions and to consumers to know what hospital they should choose. We believe so much in the Leapfrog Group process that we recommend all employers demand it as part of the health plan RFP.”

About The Leapfrog Group: Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

About North Carolina Business Group on Health: The non-profit North Carolina Business Group on Health is a leading resource for North Carolina employers dedicated to advocate, innovate and educate regarding employer healthcare.  They work to help employers deliver health benefits at a sustainable cost while improving the quality and employee experience of their delivery through effective benefits design. With over 50 member companies, NCBGH represents local and national employer-sponsored healthcare. NCBGH is a member of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions. For additional information visit our website and follow us on LinkedIn.

Looking Forward to 2020!

At NCBGH, we’re looking forward to a fantastic 2020.  NCBGH members will have access to all new roundtable discussions, webinars, action papers and more.  And of course we’re planning for another round of great sessions at our Spring and Fall Membership Meetings.  So get ready and stay tuned for some great announcements and upcoming events!

Thanks to all who attended our fantastic 2019 Fall Meeting on 10/4/19!

Great Information was shared by our esteemed lineup of speakers.  A HUGE thanks to them:

  • NC State Treasurer, Dale Folwell spoke about his “Clear Pricing Project” as well as other great information that was well received by our employers!
  • Mike Thompson, President & CEO of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions shared the  current initiatives the Alliance and NCBGH are pursuing along with fantastic info on healthcare reform.
  • Dr. Dale Owens, CEO of Tryon Medical Partners, presented great views on the doctor-patient relationship and how it’s central to fixing healthcare. 
  • Brian Parker, AVP at  BusinesSolver, shared excellent information and insights about the growing use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in benefits communication.

The presentation slides are available now to all NCBGH members in the members section of

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