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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Challenges and Strategies

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  1. Medical Association/Regence Blue Shield lawsuit-heightened sensitivity to physician concerns
    • Alliance open-book approach is designed to avoid pitfalls
  2. Some major employers won't join—"free rider" threat
    • Give employers additional value not available to the public
  3. Future financial sustainability
    • Create a valuable community asset with the data base


Data suppliers providing data for ~2M lives or about 70% of the insured, non-Medicare population in the five county region

If asked... the first round of data suppliers are:
First Choice
Group Health
Premera Blue Cross
Regence Blue Shield
The Boeing Company (Regence)
Carpenters Trust
City of Seattle (Aetna)
WA State Health Care Authority
King County (Aetna)
Recreational Equipment Inc (Aetna)
Retail Clerks (Zenith Administrators)
Retail Drug Employees (WPAS)
Washington Mutual (United/MedStat)

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