Purchasing power survey open
Modern Healthcare’s 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 Fortune 1000 companies.
The survey period began July 11 and runs through Sept. 12. Modern
Healthcare 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.
Modern Healthcare 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, Modern Healthcare is partnering with several of its sister
publications at Crain Communications to distribute the survey. Those publications are Automotive News, Business Insurance, Crain’s Cleveland Business, Crain’s Chicago Business, Crain’s Detroit Business, Crain’s New York Business, Staffing Industry
Analysts and Workforce Management. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. David May, assistant managing editor for features, is the project manager of the Healthcare Purchasing Power Survey. You can reach him at 312-6495451 or email@example.com.