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The latest from Validation Institute

Registration OPEN – Health Value Day

Want to lower employee health care costs while driving better health outcomes? Join us in Washington, D.C. on  March 29, 2020 for this one-day employer-focused event. Co-located with the World Health Care Congress, Health Value Day brings together employer health care purchasers, health care vendors, and benefits advisors to learn about the latest employer health trends to guide data-driven decision making.  Leave Health Value Day with actionable tips to:

  • Remedy surprise medical bills
  • Design effective consumer-driven health plans
  • Drive high-value health care with direct contracting
  • Evaluate wellness programs to reduce wasteful spending
  • Spend smarter with vendor program performance validation

As part of the value-focused day, we’ll also announce this year’s Health Value Award winners. Check out the list of finalists and register to join the celebration.


Health Benefit Plans: Controlling the Chaos

Free Webinar | Tuesday, March 10, 2020 – 2:00 PM ET

You’re in a HUGE medical market, so you know some of your docs are SUPER and others are AWFUL, and you’ve read enough about cost disparity to scare you…but how do you get good, objective, credible information out to your members or employees? (Maybe you even bought an app for that, but nobody’s using it.) Medical Management to the rescue!

Join Deborah Ault (AKA “Nurse Deb”) of Ault International Medical Management as she explains the role of medical management, outlines the need-to-know questions for vetting medical management vendors, and so much more.

Health Benefits Plans Nurse Deb AIMM

New Partnerships to Help Healthcare Purchasers Take Back Control of Costs, Quality, & Spending

Validation Institute is partnering with some of the most forward-thinking healthcare purchasing organizations to deliver our Certified Health Value Professional (CHVP) program (at a significant discount) to their members, particularly the HR and benefits professionals who face the complexity of today’s healthcare system every day.

Interested in creating similar opportunities for your members or clients? Contact us.


FREE Resource – Benefit Engagement Survey Tool (BEST)

Make more informed, data-driven purchasing decisions. Sign-up to use our free Benefit Engagement Survey Tool (BEST) to survey and measure the engagement and value of the benefits you offer to your employees. 

Our Mission

We believe transparency can transform healthcare purchasing to improve health outcomes and lower costs. Validation Institute advocates for a results-based, outcome-driven market with a three-pronged approach: validating vendor performance, educating the buyers of healthcare, and creating an exclusive community where the two can connect.

About Us

Validation Institute is an independent, third-party resource for healthcare purchasers and vendors and benefits advisors. Our focus is on transparency across the healthcare market as a way to reduce healthcare costs and improve outcomes. We move this forward by assuring that a vendor’s performance claims will materialize in practice, that healthcare buyers are educated on key health value and purchasing topics, and that the two sides have an easier time connecting.