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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!

Thank you to our 2020 Platinum Sponsors!

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 ncbgh.org 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 NCBGH.org

Employer Benefits Best Practice Lunches

Thanks to all who attended our Summer Best Practices Lunch/Round-tables in July.  The networking and round-table conversations where a huge hit at all three locations (Greensboro, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham).  

For those who attended as well as those who weren’t able to make it, let’s continue the conversations in our new Forum available in the Member Resources section!

Thank you to all who attended the Spring Membership Meeting on May 10, 2019!


The Spring Membership meeting sessions included:

Legislative & Compliance Update – J.D. Piro, Senior Vice President, Aon Health Solutions, Legal Consulting Group—National Practice Leader

Health Plan CEO Panel Discussion

  • Garland Scott, Chief Executive Officer of The Carolinas and Georgia, UnitedHealth Group
  • Patrick Conway, MD; President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Charles C. Pitts; Market President, Carolinas, Cigna
  • Jim Bostian; President, MidSouth Market, Aetna

Insights from Optum’s 10th Annual Wellness in the Workplace Study – Seth Serxner, Chief Health Officer at OptumHealth

Integrating Benefit Programs to Drive Engagement (Lunch Presentation) – Abbie Leibowitz, MD, F.A.A.P.Founder, President Emeritus and Chief Medical Officer at Health Advocate, Inc.

Eat Smart Move More Prevent Diabetes Team  – Kelly Nordby, MPH, RDN, LDN, Diabetes Prevention Program Coordinator for the Eat Smart Move More Prevent Diabetes Team 

Our Sponsors:

Phizer
Aon
WardandSmith
UHC
Merck
NFP
Prime Therapeutics
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Elliott Davis
ConnectYourCare
Businessolver
Cigna
Mercer
Health Advocate