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FRIC Minutes For November 1, 2013 Meeting
Committee: Bernholtz, Davin, Garfinkel, Glasson, Greer, Katz, Kurtz, Nisly, Seaton, Sorofman, Tachau, Vijh, Vining
Admin: Buckley, Saunders
Minutes of the October meeting were approved.
IRS changed the rules on the health care spending account allowing a carried forward amount of $500 too following year. The decision is up to employer. May consider for future years, pros and cons were discussed. Unused funds currently go back to fund the various wellness programs for employees. In 2012, 2 million dollars were returned. A suggestion to consider sending a message to campus explaining why we cannot operationalize this immediately was discussed but not decided upon.
The previous option of allowing a 2.5 month extension is that it only really works once, which is why it was not implemented.
Wellness programs funded with these unused funds save money by helping employees be healthier
Chris Miller, Assistant VP with UIHC, presented on creating a UI Choice ACO, similar to currently in place for Medicare. Adds care coordinators who identify patients at risk for poor outcomes and facilitates and coordinates care. Improves access, quality and reduces cost, improves patient experience.
Data on outcomes, same day appointments and service excellence are part of plan. IRL has brought patient satisfaction up significantly.
They wish to obtain data from Wellmark on utilization of other services such as OT, Chiropractor, Home healthcare, pharmacy, data difficult to obtain.
Expanding care management improves outcomes while saving resources.
The meeting adjourned at 1pm.
Nicole Nisly, M.D.