Publications & White Papers

Conducting research to stay ahead of the curve


We know it's hard to track the issues contributing to our current system's complexity and to figure out where it's going next.

CPR is here to help by keeping a pulse on what is working and not working in our system through thoughtful, independent research and analysis. Check out our publications and white papers designed to advance our collective thinking on key topics and strategies.

Denver Market

Denver-Area Market Assessment Report

The Denver-Area market assessment report provides a data-driven analysis of the Denver health care marketplace. Completed in partnership with the Colorado Business Group on Health, this assessment provides health care purchasers with Denver-specific recommendations for improving the value of each health care dollar spent to cover health care needs of Denver-area residents.

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The State Laws Impacting Healthcare Cost and Quality (SLIHCQ) Database

The Database of State Laws Impacting Healthcare Cost and Quality (SLIHCQ), created by The Source on Healthcare Price & Competition and Catalyst for Payment Reform with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, catalogues state legislation to contain healthcare costs and improve quality in a searchable and sortable, public database.

Analytics Marketplace Report

The State of the Data Warehouse & Analytics Marketplace Report

CPR evaluated seven leading vendors to see if the data warehouse and analytics marketplace is able to support high-value health care purchasing strategies.  Here is what we found.

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Mental Health Report

The State of the Mental Health Marketplace Report

CPR has been working for two years to better understand the mental health care landscape.  Here is what we found.

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2016 Payment Methods: How They Work

With the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, CPR teamed up with the Urban Institute to explore how established and proposed payment methods and benefit design options work. This section of the project analyzes the attributes of nine different payment methods.

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2016 Benefit Designs: How They Work

With the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, CPR teamed up with the Urban Institute to explore how established and proposed payment methods and benefit design options work. This section of the project examines the attributes of benefit designs that have the potential to change consumer behavior.

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2016 Matching Payment Methods with Benefit Designs to Support Delivery Reforms

With the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, CPR teamed up with the Urban Institute to explore how established and proposed payment methods and benefit design options work. This section of the project focuses on how payment methods and benefit designs can be used to align incentives between providers and consumers to support delivery reforms, including  “focused factories”, accountable care organizations, and patient-centered medical homes.

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2016 A Typology of Payment Methods

With the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, CPR teamed up with the Urban Institute to explore how established and proposed payment methods and benefit design options work. This section of the project outlines a new payment typology that centers on the incentives inherent in payment methods rather than a classification based on the type of provider receiving the payment.

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2016 A Typology of Benefit Designs

With the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, CPR teamed up with the Urban Institute to explore how established and proposed payment methods and benefit design options work. This section of the project develops a new typology of benefit designs under two categories—cost sharing and contingent coverage—and focuses on designs that have the potential to change consumer behavior and its alignment with payment reform.

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2015 Legal Brief on Popular Arguments Against Price Transparency

An addendum to CPR and HCI3 ’s 2015 Report Card on State Price Transparency Laws, this brief outlines the legal arguments commonly used to explain the lack of transparency in the health care system and what states can do to overcome them.

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2014 Amicus Curiae Brief on Market Power

CPR filed an amicus brief in 2014 regarding a potential acquisition of a physician group by a hospital system in Boise.  We outlined the concerns of employers and other large purchasers regarding increased provider consolidation.

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2014 State Policies on Provider Market Power

Commissioned by the National Academy of Social Insurance, Catalyst for Payment Reform researched and catalogued state statutes and regulations that seek to address the competitiveness of health care markets.  Check out our findings.

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2013 Reference Pricing and Bundled Payment: A Match to Change Markets

Coupling a reference pricing strategy with a bundled payment to providers for the entire episode of care could make pricing easier and create alignment among consumers, employers, and providers in a number of ways.  Learn more about this match in this white paper.

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2013 The State of the Art of Price Transparency Tools and Solutions

Read CPR’s 2013 report examining where price transparency tools stand in the market and what one should consider when selecting a price transparency product.

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2013 South Carolina Birth Outcomes Initiative Case Study

Read CPR’s case study on South Carolina, the first state in the nation to have its Medicaid program partner with the largest local commercial insurer to adopt an non-payment policy and the success they experienced as a result.

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2013 The Cost of Having a Baby in the United States

Read Truven Health Analytics report commissioned by CPR, Childbirth Connection, and the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform on the need for better alignment across stakeholders to improve maternity payment and quality.

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