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Research-based Solutions

For over 20 years, NBCH has supported its coalition members in advancing value-based purchasing (VBP) with employers in their local communities. As part of our ongoing efforts to provide cutting-edge products to coalitions and employers, we conducted research to identify the extent to which health metrics and data are understood, used, and driving decisions. We found that purchasers are highly motivated to adopt effective strategies to help them improve the quality and control the cost of care for their employers, but they lacked the tools to do so. Based on this feedback, NBCH created the new web-based product, ValuePort™.

What is ValuePort?

ValuePort consists of three tools: 
  • A calculator to identify and prioritize areas to improve employee health and realize costs savings for 12 of the most prevalent health risks and chronic conditions such as diabetes, obesity, and depression
  • Customized analysis of the employer's progress in adopting value-driven health benefit practices
  • Evidence-based strategies to improve employee health and ultimately reduce costs. 
Paired with support from their local business health coalition, employers can use the ValuePort platform as a sustainable model for more strategic health benefits planning.

How to Get Started?

ValuePort may now be licensed by any NBCH member coalition who would like to use the tool with their employer members. If you are an NBCH member considering ValuePort as a solution for your market, please contact us at support@nbch.org for more information. NBCH staff is available to offer guidance and input as you define how this may fit your market. You may also find additional materials here

Other stakeholders interested in exploring a license should contact Alejandra Herr to learn more about opportunities to get involved.

Employers interested in using ValuePort should contact your local business coalition or send us an inquiry at support@nbch.org.

Partnership Opportunities

Partner with NBCH to maximize exposure and build relationships with the business community. Your support of ValuePort will assist employer efforts to improve health and transform value-based health care. Review the 2014 ValuePort Partnership Opportunities and contact us at support@nbch.org to explore a potential partnership.

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Nonwage compensation provided to employees. The National Compensation Survey groups benefits into five categories: paid leave (vacations, holidays, sick leave); supplementary pay (premium pay for overtime and work on holidays and weekends, shift differentials, nonproduction bonuses); retirement (defined benefit and defined contribution plans); insurance (life insurance, health benefits, short-term disability, and long-term disability insurance) and legally required benefits (Social Security and Medicare, Federal and State unemployment insurance taxes, and workers’ compensation). Health benefits made be more widely defined within the scope of value-based benefit design to include for example, free or reduced gym memberships, health education and smoking cessation classes, and free vaccinations.
A chronic condition is a disease that has one or more of the following characteristics: (1) Is permanent; (2) Is progressive if unmanaged; (3) Is caused by nonreversible pathological alteration; (4) Requires special training of the patient for rehabilitation, self-monitoring, and self-management; or (5) May require a long period of supervision, observation, or care.
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