Catalyst for Payment Reform

2019 In the News

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

The Full Potential of V-BID for Employers Is Yet to Be Realized
AJMC, December 31, 2019

Decade-Defining Moments in Healthcare Innovation, Reform
EHR Intelligence, December 20, 2019

Reproducing the Horrors of Motherhood in Still/Born
Lady Click, December 19, 2019

Reproducing the Horrors of Motherhood in Still/Born
25 Years Later, December 19, 2019

New CPR Data Show Payment Reform “Moving Too Slowly”
Physicians News Network, December 16, 2019

BCBS of Michigan cuts new value payment deal with 7 major systems
Healthcare Dive, December 16, 2019

Most commercial payments flowing through alternative payment methods, report says
Becker’s Hospital Review, December 11, 2019

Most payments come through alternative payment methods, new study finds
Medical Economics, December 10, 2019

Value-Based Reimbursements Hit 53% in 2017, Reform Slows
Health Payer Intelligence, December 9, 2019

Study: Payment reforms are more widely adopted—but not having the desired effect
BenefitsPro, December 9, 2019

Value-based care payments increasing but risk still rare
Healthcare Dive, December 6, 2019

Upside-only pay surges as risk-based pay, clinical results remain flat, scorecard finds
HFM Online, December 6, 2019

90% of Value-Based Payments in Commercial Sector Based on FFS
RevCycle Intelligence, December 6, 2019

Lawmakers Push For Independent Dispute Resolution Option For Dealing With Surprise Medical Bills
Kaiser Health News, December 5, 2019

Value-based pay still struggles to improve costs, quality
Modern Healthcare, December 5, 2019

As Premiums Gallop Ahead, Employers Look for Ways to Rein Them In
Managed Care Online, December 4, 2019

Walmart May Redefine Primary Care – Insurance Thought Leadership
Insurance Thought Leadership, November 20, 2019

Warehousing data: Considerations for purchasers working with vendors
BenefitsPro Online, November 13, 2019

We Calculated How Much a Baby Costs Per Month, and, Oh Baby, Is It a Lot
PopSugar, November 9, 2019

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 Challenges 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

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