June 5, 2015 Webinar

Surprise Out-of-Network Medical Bills

This webinar will address the serious—and possibly growing—trend of surprise out-of-network medical bills. The webinar will provide a background of what constitutes a surprise bill, a summary of effective state legislative solutions and legislative updates from advocates from several states that have targeted this widespread problem.  We will also discuss what states are doing to establish mechanisms for consumer complaints and what actions and materials are available to advocates to take action now. 

For more information and to register for this webinar click here.


Past Events

May 1, 2015: Webinar on Provider Payment Reform

Provider Payment Reform: Unpacking the Concepts

Accountable Care Organizations, Patient Centered Medical Homes, shared savings, episode-based payment.... How to make sense of it all? And what’s best for consumers?

This webinar discussed the policies and practices that decrease healthcare costs and increase quality—in short, pursuing better value for our healthcare dollars. 

It was the first of our series of free monthly webinars on the hot topics related to finding ways to decrease healthcare costs, increase quality—in short, pursuing better value in our healthcare system.

Materials from this webinar can be found here.


April 1, 2015: Launch Event Webinar

Lynn Quincy, Hub Director, provided an overview of the resources offered by the Hub and a tour of the Hub website. Audience members also discussed healthcare cost and quality issues facing the nation and how advocates can make an impact. 


March 27, 2015: Healthcare Value Hub Launch Event

This March 27 conference was held in Washington, D.C., to launch the Healthcare Value Hub.

More information, including speaker presentations and videos, can be found here.


November 2013: Addressing Rising Healthcare Costs Conference

From November 10-12 2013, Consumers Union and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) convened a working meeting in New Orleans for consumer advocates on ways to address rising healthcare costs. This meeting featured expert speakers and new resources including research offering insight into healthcare cost drivers and potential cost containment strategies.

Read the Conference Report.

On the meeting’s event website, you can access resources produced for the conference, including speaker presentations.