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Policy Webinar Series: State Laws Addressing Pharmacy Prices

This webinar features Katie Gudiksen, Senior Health Policy Researcher at UC Hastings. Gudiksen will discuss state laws addressing pharmacy prices and the utilization of these laws in driving higher-value in health care.

Policy Webinar Series: Unconventional Mergers in Health Care

This webinar highlights new forms of life in the health care industry and the implications of these unconventional mergers for health care purchasers and other stakeholders. This webinar features Leemore Dafny of Harvard Business School and Bob Galvin, CEO of Equity Health Care.

Policy Webinar Series: Pricing Pressure and Policy Solutions for Controlling Costs

This webinar features David Muhlestein, Chief Research Officer at Leavitt Partners, and Niall Brennan, President and CEO of the Health Care Cost Institute, on pricing pressure in health care and efforts to control costs through policy solutions.

Policy Webinar Series: Reforming the Physician Fee Schedule

This webinar focuses on efforts to modernize the physician fee schedule to drive higher-value in health care. This webinar features Mai Pham, MD, vice president of provider alignment solutions at Anthem Inc. and Bob Berenson, MD, institute fellow at the Urban Institute.

Using Policy Levers to Drive Change: A Last Resort?

Let’s face it. Something has got to give. While employers and health care purchasers have long tried to implement market-based solutions, catalyzing consistent and long lasting system-wide change in health care has proven to be difficult. Although some purchasers have seen cost savings and quality improvements as a result of payment and delivery reform initiatives, quality…

Cutting Costs: CHG Healthcare Carves Out Specialty Pharmacy

Back in 2016, benefits staff at CHG Healthcare found a charge for $174K in the monthly claims spend report. It wasn’t a mistake; it was the actual price for a specialty drug being used to treat a rare medical condition. Forecasting further exorbitant costs without evidence of effectiveness, CHG Healthcare partnered  with VIVIO Health Inc in 2017 to implement a specialty drug carve-out plan that covers both pharmacy and medical benefit drugs. Between 2017 and 2020, the program netted this progressive purchaser $4.4M in savings with their plan participants paying $0 for their speciality medications.

CPR Library Chocolate Box

This 10-day daily email series will guide you around CPR’s resource library so you’ll see the range of topics and product types that we cover. Introducing the “CPR Library Chocolate Box” in the form of a free treat, aka CPR resource, every day leading up to Valentine’s Day.

Future of Payment Reform: Winds of Change

Any Way the Wind Blows: The Future of Heath Care Payment Reform

A tornado is what comes to mind when thinking about the future of alternative payment models (APMs).  It’s not because the health care ecosystem (let alone APMs) are poised to wreak horrific destruction upon us all. Rather, the tornado analogy derives from the powerful and influential forces blowing the APM movement in multiple and conflicting directions.

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CPR’s Top 5 Free Resources

CPR’s mission is to help employers and other health care purchasers get better value for their health care dollar.  We publish numerous free resources intended to benefit stakeholders across the health care ecosystem.  In addition, we provide free access to our catalyze.org resources to those who purchase health care on behalf of a population* (also…

2020 Maternity Care Webinar Series

High-Value Maternity Care: Payment and Benefit Design Solutions

This webinar features Dr. Malini Nijagal, MD, MPH, of University of California San Francisco, and Sara Rothstein, MSc, Director of the 32BJ Health Fund. They discuss how payment reform and benefit design, when applied through a data-driven approach, can help employers move the needle in maternity care.

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