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offering CDHP's

What behavioral economics taught me about enrolling in a CDHP

August 28, 2018

Thinking about offering CDHPs? Read my story first. Looking back on open enrollment last year, I can see that my…

price gouging

Maryland and California’s Efforts to Combat Rising Prescription Drug Costs

August 21, 2018

Can states combat rising prescription drug costs? The rising costs of prescription drugs is a high priority for patients, providers,…

David Muhlestein Risk

David Muhlestein on the level of risk providers are taking on

August 20, 2018

Andréa Caballero speaks with David Muhlestein, Chief Research Officer at Leavitt Partners, about his latest research titled “Growth of Population-Based…

palliative care

Why Employers Should Care About Palliative Care

August 14, 2018

Catalyst for Payment Reform has teamed up with The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) to help make employers and…

Are Employers Ready to Shake Up Health Care?

August 09, 2018

Early findings from the Vitals for Change Scorecard, a guide for employers from Mercer and Catalyst for Payment Reform Frustration…

Unnecessary care

Unnecessary surgery happens more often (& costs more) than you think

August 06, 2018

Overuse, misuse, and underuse of care are all types of inappropriate care that can result in negative patient outcomes and…

Maryland

What is Maryland’s All-Payer, Global Budget Hospital System and How Can We Learn From it?

July 31, 2018

Did you know the state of Maryland is home to the nation’s only all-payer, global budget hospital system?  Despite the…

Peter Kilmartin

Peter Kilmartin on disruption as a positive force in employee benefits

July 23, 2018

Suzanne Delbanco calls Peter Kilmartin, Consultant Effectiveness Leader and US Leadership Team at Mercer Health & Benefits, to discuss the…

Jeff Levin-Scherz

Jeff Levin-Scherz on how we can better care for low-wage workers

July 16, 2018

Did you know that 40% of Americans struggle to come up with $400 to cover an emergency? Jeff Levin-Scherz highlights…

innovative state Medicaid

3 Medicaid Payment Innovations Worth Paying Attention To

July 09, 2018

Collectively, state Medicaid agencies cover 74 million Americans, more than any other insurer by a longshot, including Medicare. To manage…

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