Pur­chas­ing power sur­vey open M

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fourth an­nual Health­care Pur­chas­ing Power Sur­vey is open for par­tic­i­pa­tion. The sur­vey, which is co-spon­sored by the Na­tional Busi­ness Coali­tion on Health and the Leapfrog Group, mea­sures and ranks the health­care pur­chas­ing power of ma­jor U.S. com­pa­nies. This year’s sur­vey also asks ma­jor em­ploy­ers whether they’re con­sid­er­ing drop­ping health ben­e­fits for em­ploy­ees be­cause of al­ter­na­tives cre­ated by the new na­tional health­care re­form law.

The sur­vey is open to all U.S. non­govern­men­tal com­pa­nies and or­ga­ni­za­tions in any sec­tor of the econ­omy with a min­i­mum of $1 bil­lion in an­nual rev­enue. The sur­vey will be sent to all 1000 com­pa­nies.

The sur­vey pe­riod runs from July 11 through Sept. 12. will pub­lish the re­sults of the sur­vey in the Nov. 7 is­sue, which will be dis­trib­uted at the NBCH’s an­nual con­fer­ence in Phoenix Nov. 7-9.

asks its read­ers to en­cour­age the ma­jor em­ploy­ers in their mar­kets to par­tic­i­pate in the sur­vey. An elec­tronic ver­sion of the ques­tion­naire is avail­able at mod­ern­health­care.com/ sur­veys. It’s also avail­able on the NBCH’s Web site, nbch.org, and the Leapfrog Group’s Web site, leapfrog­group.org.

This year, is part­ner­ing with sev­eral of its sis­ter pub­li­ca­tions at Crain Com­mu­ni­ca­tions to

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The data col­lected in the sur­vey will be shared with those pub­li­ca­tions, which may pub­lish the in­for­ma­tion.

A copy of the sur­vey as well as last year’s re­sults can be ob­tained from Julie Weiss­man, re­search di­rec­tor. You can reach her at 312-649-5459 or jweiss­man@mod­ern­health­care.com. David May, as­sis­tant man­ag­ing edi­tor for fea­tures, is the pro­ject man­ager of the Health­care Pur­chas­ing Power Sur­vey. You can reach him at 312649-5451 or dmay@mod­ern health­care.com.

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