When enough employers demand more for their employees, the whole health system changes for the better. That’s the thinking behind Mercer’s “Vitals for Change” framework. It’s a call to action for employers to:
To amplify this message, we created the Vitals for Change Scorecard, a free assessment and benchmarking tool that can help employers identify ways to optimize their health benefits programs. In developing the Scorecard, we teamed up with the Catalyst for Payment Reform, an influential nonprofit that, like Mercer, wants to help employers understand how to use their power as a change agent.
Why try it?
The Vitals for Change Scorecard is a quick and engaging tutorial on transformative healthcare strategies. It’s also a way to assess where your organization is relative to where the market is going. If you take the Scorecard, don’t expect that you’ll check most -- or even many -- of the boxes! To a large extent, the practices listed are only just now becoming actionable for employers.
For an investment of 15-20 minutes of time, the Scorecard offers:
At the same time, your participation will help build a national database that will be used to further the industry’s understanding of the steps employers can take to transform the US healthcare system for the better.