By Joan Justice
First Posted at HealthWorks Collective on 4/23/2013
Previously, Kevin Palattao talked about HealthPartners and Virtuwell. Today, Gary Rost is here with me to talk about the Savannah Business Group and value-based purchasing. SBG is a business coalition that group purchases healthcare services for self-funded employers. They negotiate rates, services, and access with medical service providers on behalf of the members of the coalition.
Compared to Kaiser Family Foundation’s reported national average of $415 per month, one of SBG’s largest members has monthly plan medical costs of just $217.
SBG is dedicated to maintaining high quality of care while reducing costs. Here is a shot of the main page on their website:
Gary Rost is the executive director of Savannah Business Group and has led the group for 20 years. I first read about SBG in a post by Brian Klepper and was interested in interviewing him for this series. Listen to what Gary has to say about Savannah Business Group and its vision for value-based healthcare.
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