Best Practices for Board Education and Governance of Provider–Sponsored Health Plans (PSHPs) Featured in Fall 2015 Issue of Great Boards

The fall 2015 issue of AHA’s Great Boards newsletter is now available and features articles on best practices for board education and governance of Provider–Sponsored Health Plans (PSHPs).

In her article “Board Education: Raising the Bar,” author Pamela R. Knecht, president and CEO of ACCORD Limited reviews challenges to effective board education and the components of solid structures and plans for delivering top-notch board education experiences. She includes tools to help boards develop annual education activities and a list of “hot topics” for governance education.

Authors Phil Kamp and R. Todd Stockard of Valence Health, in their article “Today’s Provider-Sponsored Health Plans: What Boards Need to Know,” discuss the benefits and governance practices of PSHPs. They also address topics for board education and pose questions boards should ask to expand their knowledge of PSHPs and better assess whether developing one could be an effective strategy for their organization.