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August 14th, 2017

Meeting Called to Order by Tom Woodruff

No public Comments

Healthcare Dashboard - Segal Reported Healthcare Performance for FY 2017.

Medical PMPM was projected to increase by 7% in the Northeast Region, but increased by 2.6% for the State employee plan.

Rx PMPM was projected to increase by 11.6%, but increased by 2.0% for the state employee plan.

Urgent Care visits increased per 1,000 11% from the prior year while Emergency Room visits decreased 9.9% per 1,000 likely due to the increased use of access to lower cost setting options for non-emergent care.

In-patient admissions increased per 1,000 have decreased 12.7% while in-patient days per 1,000 have decreased 28.7%. Report indicates that admissions and days per 1,000 are moving closer to the norm.

In-patient costs per day have increased 39.1% while the average cost per admission has increased 18.4%. This could be due to many of the less serious episodes are being taken care of on an outpatient basis.

Partnership - Staff reported as of August 1st, 2017; Partnership 1.0 has a total of 2,500 employees/3,700 members and has enrolled 1 new group. As of September 1, 2017 a small group will be transferring from 1.0 to 2.0, along with an additional new group joining. A large group and Board of Education has expressed interest in joining 2.0 and is expected to do so sometime between August 1, 2017 and January 1, 2018

No other Old Business was discussed.

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