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Jon B. Christianson

 
     
 
 

Snapshots of Change in Fifteen Communities:

Summer 1996
Health Affairs
 
 

Health System Change in Lansing, Michigan

August 1997
Case Study
 
 

Health System Change in Phoenix, Arizona

September 1997
Case Study
 
 

Health System Change in Boston, Massachusetts

June 1997
Case Study
 
 

Health System Change in Cleveland, Ohio

May 1997
Case Study
 
 

Rules of the Game:

July/August 1998
Health Affairs
 
 

Health System Change in Little Rock, Arkansas

July 1997
Case Study
 
 

Health System Change in Miami, Florida

June 1997
Case Study
 
 

Health System Change in Newark, New Jersey

September 1997
Case Study
 
 

Health System Change in Orange County, California

September 1997
Case Study
 
 

Health System Change in Twelve Communities

September 1997
Compilation of 1996-97 Site Visits
 
 

Health System Change in Indianapolis, Indiana

September 1997
Case Study
 
 

Health System Change in Greenville, South Carolina

September 1997
Case Study
 
 

Health System Change in Seattle, Washington

August 1997
Case Study
 
 

Health System Change in Syracuse, New York

July 1997
Case Study
 
     

The Role of Employers in Community Health Care Systems

July/August 1998
Health Affairs, vol.17, no.4 (July/August 1998): 158-164
Jon B. Christianson

mployers can play an important role in shaping community health care systems by efforts to institute system change, negotiations with health plans and decisions about the structure of health benefits for their employees. During the recent period of relative health premium stability, employers have responded to employees’ concerns about managed care by: participating in coalitions with other employers to gain leverage with providers; becoming active in the health policy arena around specific issues; adopting less restrictive managed care options regarding choice of providers and access to specialists; monitoring the performance of health plans and providers; contracting directly to hold down costs; and tailoring a benefit package and provider network to meet specific needs.

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