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Media Releases

Payment Reform Has Grown Significantly, though not across Methods likely to Transform Health Care; Key Indicators Raise Questions about Impact to Date
December 4, 2019

Data Warehouse &Analytics Vendors Not Yet Meeting The Needs of Employers and Other Health Care Purchasers
November 5, 2019

New Health Care Market Assessment for Denver Finds Providers Have Market Power, but Market is at Tipping Point as Employers Act
September 12, 2019

Catalyst for Payment Reform and UC Hastings Release Database of State Laws Impacting Health Care Policy Reform Efforts
June 17, 2019

CPR Launches New Employer-Purchaser Resource to Combat Substance Use Disorders Including Alcohol and Opioids
April 30, 2019

In the News

Employers finding new ways to collaborate with providers, in search of quality, lower costs
Modern Healthcare, October 26, 2019

How 2 Employers are Driving Referrals Through RAND Hospital Price Transparency Findings
AJMC, October 24, 2019

Price Transparency Is Coming. How Will You Prepare?
HealthLeaders, October 23, 2019

Founders’ Story: Carrum Health
MedCity News, October 10, 2019

Walmart Adds Kidney Transplants At Mayo To Centers Of Excellence Program
Forbes, October 10, 2019

How flat-fee maternity care can cut costs
ABC News Online, September 27, 2019

A New Way Of Paying For Maternity Care Aims To Reduce C-Sections
NPR, September 20, 2019

New data strategies for today’s benefit managers
Employee Benefit News Online, September 16, 2019

Denver-area hospitals made a record $2 billion in profits in 2018, according to a new report
The Colorado Sun, September 13, 2019

Denver Provider Market at ‘Tipping Point,’ Study Finds
HealthLeaders Online, September 12, 2019

Employers’ disruptive purchasing strategies are, well, disruptive
BenefitsPRO, September 11, 2019

GA Task Force to Examine Healthcare Costs, Price Transparency
RevCycle Intelligence, August 30, 2019

Price Transparency a Key Way States Control Healthcare Costs
RevCycle Intelligence, August 27, 2019

States make headway on legislation to address healthcare costs: 3 takeaways
Becker’s Hospital Review, August 22, 2019

The State Of State Legislation Addressing Health Care Costs And Quality
Health Affairs, August 22, 2019

Reports, tip sheet explore payment reform as a way to reduce high C-section rates
Covering Health, August 21, 2019

With Cutting Edge Benefits Come Bioethical Challenges
AJMC, August 13, 2019

Future doctors in Asbury learn why they have to get out of the office
Asbury Park Press, July 25, 2019

Commentary: As healthcare prices are revealed, hospitals face hard choices
Modern Healthcare, July 20, 2019

The Rising U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate Demands Action from Employers
Harvard Business Review, June 28, 2019

With high stakes for employer-based insurance, Senate seeks hospital contract reform
Modern Healthcare, June 5, 2019

Addressing Inappropriate Care: Employers Innovating To Reduce Waste
Health Affairs, May 29, 2019

Walmart Charts New Course By Steering Workers To High-Quality Imaging Centers
Kaiser Health News, May 15, 2019

A 20-point checkup for your 2020 health plan renewal
EBN, May 13, 2019

The Challanges Of High-Deductible Health Plans For Chronically Ill People
Health Affairs, April 22, 2019

How employers can find better value for their healthcare dollar
Employee Benefit News, April 22, 2019

Hospital M&A pace slows in Q1
Modern Healthcare, April 16, 2019

How advisers can help employers fight the substance abuse crisis
Employee Benefit Adviser, April 16, 2019

Trump’s war on middlemen might reach well beyond PBM rebates
HealthLeaders, April 16, 2019

Industry leaders share ideas, point fingers on limiting hospital prices
Modern Healthcare, April 13, 2019

The evidence for high-value benefit designs
NEJM Catalyst, April 11, 2019

Why some health system merger plans work out but others are nixed — and why you should care
MedCity News, April 11, 2019

Substance use disorders: The devil is in the lack of details
Workforce, April 3, 2019

Tis most excellent: Union, Mount Sinai find happiness in Center of Excellence
Managed Care, March 9, 2019

The benefit you may not be offering to employees — but should be
Employee Benefit News, March 6, 2019

To fix healthcare system, get down to specific problems and specific solutions
Northern Kentucky Tribune, February 14, 2019

Consumer price transparency: The healthcare CIO’s looming headache
CIO, February 7, 2019

Changing how we pay for healthcare to promote high-quality care, eliminate waste
Healthcare Dive, February 4, 2019

Move over mainstream: Alternative health options a road to better value
Employee Benefit News, January 24, 2019

NJ consumers shouldn’t be left in the dark on healthcare costs
NJ Spotlight, January 17, 2019

Employers see palliative care as option to cut health costs
Workforce, January 11, 2019

Scoring progress on payment reform—what’s working, what’s not—one state at a time
Modern Healthcare, January 5, 2019





Media Releases

More Than Half of All Payments to Doctors and Hospitals in Colorado’s Commercial and Medicaid Markets Tied to Value
November 13, 2018

67% of Commercial Payments and 37% of Payments from Medicaid Managed Care Organizations to Doctors and Hospitals in Virginia Now Tied to Value
October 23, 2018

Mental Health Marketplace Must Evolve to Meet Needs of Employers, Other Health Care Purchasers, and Their Enrollees
October 16, 2018

CPR & CAPC Release Guide for Employers on Care for Patients with Serious Illness
October 2, 2018

52% of Commercial Payments to Doctors and Hospitals in Garden State Now Tied to Value  – New Jersey Commercial Scorecard on Payment Reform
September 25, 2018

CPR To Help Identify Effective Mental Health Solutions
April 10, 2018

2018 Aligned Sourcing & Contracting Toolkit Release
January 23, 2018

In the News

Oregon hospital costs website updated with new data
KTVZ, December 3, 2018

What benefits insiders are saying about the CVS-Aetna deal
Employee Benefit News, November 29, 2018

U.S. companies team up with hospitals to reduce employee maternity costs
Reuters, November 7, 2018

March to value-based healthcare results in ‘payviders’
Search Health IT, November 1, 2018

Healthcare Reform that Actually Reforms Something
The Bull Elephant, October 28, 2018

New data shows Virginia is increasingly rewarding value over volume in medical billing, but there’s still a lot of work to do
Virginia Mercury, October 24, 2018

67% of commercial insurer payments in Virginia tied to value, analysis finds
Becker’s Hospital Review, October 23, 2018

Report measures Virginia’s health-care payments
Virginia Business, October 23, 2018

Improving Care by Redesigning Payment
NEJM Catalyst, October 9, 2018

New Jersey hospitals vaccinations down, C-sections up despite value-based incentives
Becker’s Hospital Review, October 1, 2018

NJ upends how doctors get paid, so why do vaccination, C-section rates lag?
Asbury Park Press, September 26, 2018

All-payer claims databases: a work in progress
Modern Healthcare, September 15, 2018

4 ways to cut spending on inappropriate health care
BenefitsPRO, September 12, 2018

Is payment reform working?
Employee Benefit News, September 11, 2018

Outcomes, Growth of Value-based Payment Movement Remain Mixed
American Journal of Managed Care, September 10, 2018

Payment, benefits innovation play a role in reducing healthcare spending
Employee Benefit Adviser, September 5, 2018

Refining Price Transparency Tools to Increase Patient Use, Cut Costs
Patient Engagement IT, August 27, 2018

Is consolidation in health care good for employers?
BenefitsPRO, August 15, 2018

Employers Cut Insurers Out to Negotiate Better Health Costs
National Journal, August 13, 2018 [subscription required]

Do providers have the data chops to succeed with direct contracts?
Modern Healthcare, August 11, 2018

Mercer Offers Framework and Scorecard for Improving Employer Health Benefits
Plan Sponsor, August 9, 2018

GM contracts with health system for direct-to-employer option
Employee Benefit News, August 7, 2018

Reducing healthcare spending with payment and benefits innovation
Employee Benefit News, August 6, 2018

Employer Support is Needed to Help Payment Reform Succeed
AJMC, August 5, 2018

Overcoming 4 Barriers in Communicating High-Value Health Plans to Employees
Workforce, August 1, 2018

Can A Community Hospital Stick To Its Mission When It Goes For-Profit?
NPR, July 19, 2018

The State of the Evidence on Payment Reform
NEJM Catalyst, July 18, 2018

4 Reasons Employers Should Pay Attention to Genetic Testing
Suzanne Delbanco, Employee Benefit News, July 18, 2018

Employer Health Insurance Cost Growth Cut In Half
Healthcare Dive, July 12, 2018

Mental Health Conditions Are On The Rise, Affecting 1 in 5 American Adults
HR Dive, June 29, 2018

New Partnership Aims To Launch Employer Bundled Payment Programs
Healthcare Dive, June 27, 2018

You might be less likely to find health care price information today than in the past
The Advisory Board, June 25, 2018

Hospitals Roll Out Online Price Estimators As CMS Presses For Transparency
Modern Healthcare, June 22, 2018

Utilizing Community Resources, New Payment Models, Technology To Deliver Accountable Care 
American Journal of Managed Care, June 18, 2018

How Employers Can Get More Involved With Maternity Care
Workforce, June 12, 2018

Can Employers Force Healthcare Providers to Compete?
Suzanne Delbanco, Employee Benefit News, June 6, 2018

If You Make Them Build It, They Still May Not Come
American Journal of Managed Care, June 3, 2018

Transparency on Quality and Price Will Transform Medicine
Suzanne Delbanco, STAT, May 9, 2018

The Current Evidence for Bundled Payment
Suzanne Delbanco, American Journal of Managed Care, April 30 2018

CMS proposal for hospitals to publish prices raises tricky issues
Modern Healthcare, April 25, 2018

How Employers Can Combat Stigma
Suzanne Delbanco, April 19, 2018, Employee Benefit News

Humana launches maternity care bundled-payment model
Modern Healthcare, April 18, 2018

Employers may soon get new tools for assessing mental health services
HR Dive, April 12, 2018

Why Mariah Carey’s Bipolar Diagnosis Matters
Fortune, April 11, 2018

Why Employers Need to Take Employees’ Mental Health More Seriously
Suzanne Delbanco, Fortune, April 8, 2018

Opioid treatment costing employers big
Employee Benefits News, April 8, 2018

Price Transparency Crucial to Healthcare Consumerism Success
RevCycle Intelligence, March 26, 2018

Employers Making Sure That ACOs Measure Up
Workforce, March 20, 2018

Azar Demands Price Transparency, But How Will He Achieve It?
Modern Healthcare, March 19, 2018

More Employer Go Direct to Providers, Sidestepping Payers
Healthcare Dive, March 14, 2018

Amazon isn’t the only retail giant trying to remake health care
Bloomberg, March 8, 2018

Senators Ask for Help with Quality, Healthcare Price Transparency
RevCycle Intelligence, March 7, 2018

Accelerating the Value-Based Payment Transition Top HHS Priority
RevCycle Intelligence, March 6, 2018

Senators want more transparency on healthcare price transparency
Washington Examiner, March 1, 2018

Apple to launch health clinics for its employees
Employee Benefits News, February 28, 2018

New Jersey Providers Form Health Insurance Consortium
Modern Healthcare, February 27, 2018

Panel seeks cure for medical cost transparency
Great Falls Tribune, February 16, 2018

People save money and get awards for health care price shopping
Detroit Free Press, February 14, 2018

Disrupted: American healthcare has reached its tipping point
Modern Healthcare, February 3, 2018

Employers Struggle To Make A Dent in Health Costs
Morningstar, February 1, 2018

Health Effort by Amazon, Others Aim to Succeed Where Others Have Failed
The Wall Street Journal, February 1, 2018

Expert Advice For The Corporate Titans Taking On Health Care
Kaiser Health News, January 31, 2018

Experts Advice For The Corporate Titans Taking On Health Care
The Washington Post, January 31, 2018

Bundled Payment for Bundles of Joy
Managed Care Magazine, January 30, 2018

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Team Up to Try to Disrupt Health Care
The New York Times, January 30, 2018

Healthcare advice for Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, and Jamie Dimon
Los Angeles Times, January 30, 2018

How Employers Can Get Higher Value Health Care
Suzanne Delbanco, EBN, January 25, 2018

More states put health prices online, but data quality is poor
Digital Commerce 360, January 5, 2018

Briefly Noted January 2018
Managed Care Magazine, January 1, 2018










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