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federal proposals

Can surprise billing happen to you?

July 22, 2019

Last week, we told you about a $4,999 surprise bill. I didn’t have a $4,999 surprise, but it was close.…

Surprise billing

A $4,999.00 Surprise

July 12, 2019

What happens when a patient goes to the emergency room and gets treated by a doctor that’s out of network…

Frank Opelka

Frank Opelka on how surgeons view bundled payment

July 09, 2019

Suzanne Delbanco chats with Frank Opelka, MD, FACS, Medical Director for Quality and Health Policy with the American College of…

CA Maternal Care Quality

California is changing the game on maternal care quality

July 01, 2019

California is leading the charge to defy the distressing maternal mortality trends nationwide. While nationally the rate of maternal deaths…

Rachel Brodie

Rachel Brodie on Patient-Reported Outcome Measures

June 10, 2019

Suzanne Delbanco calls Rachel Brodie, Director of the Performance Information programs at Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) to discuss…

Behavioral Health

Mental Health Month Wrap Up: A look at APMs in Behavioral Health

May 28, 2019

The slow progress in the behavioral health space, especially toward quality and accessibility of care for behavioral health and substance…

state law database overview

Fasten Your Seatbelt: CPR’s Newest Resource is SLICQH!

May 13, 2019

On top of health care’s already complex landscape, significant legislative and regulatory activity is expected over the next few years…

strategy

4 letters for your 2020 health care strategy (and Scrabble Score)

February 04, 2019

What do the letters V, Q, P, and D have in common? Besides being the remaining letters in your Scrabble…

ICER pharmacy

ICER Pharmacy Reports: Three steps purchasers can take

January 22, 2019

Are you surprised to know that pharmacy costs are actually comparable to inpatient hospital spend? After all, pharmacy spend eats…

Sneak peek! What CPR has in store for 2019

January 14, 2019

A new year always offers a chance for fresh perspective. Keeping the pulse on CPR’s leading edge employer-purchaser members, I…

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