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Media Releases

Four policy considerations for the future health of telemedicine
October 28, 2020

Catalyst for Payment Reform Releases Bundled Payment Resources
July 28, 2020

Catalyst for Payment Reform Grades States on Accessibility of Health Care Prices for Consumers
May 5, 2020

States Increasingly Turn to Legislation to Promote Competition and Control Health Care Prices, Per New Analysis from CPR and UC Hastings
February 25, 2020

In the News

Despite A Bumpy Road Ahead, Incremental Progress On Price Transparency
Health Affairs, October 13, 2020

Capitated payment models come with lots of hidden and not-so-hidden hurdles
Modern Healthcare, September 19, 2020

Many Hospitals Charge More Than Twice What Medicare Pays for the Same Care
The New York Times, September 18, 2020

Tough road ahead: A Q&A with Suzanne Delbanco
Benefits Pro, September 11, 2020

Why Fee for Service Still Rules
The Health Care Blog, August 26, 2020

Industry Voices-Interoperability can cut health costs by $30B. But this needs to happen first
FierceHealthcare, August 25, 2020

How Payers Can Weather the COVID-19 Storm – and Its Aftermath
Managed Healthcare Executive, August 21, 2020

What employers need to know about telehealth services
Employee Benefit News, August 19, 2020

What employers need to know about telehealth services
Employee Benefit Adviser, August 19, 2020

Promising solutions, but poor results
Corridor Business, August 17, 2020

Benefits product roundup: Armanino, Big Health, DriveWealth, MotivHealth, October Three Consulting, Sterling
BenefitsPro, August 12, 2020

Bill Diamond: Fighting for affordable prescriptions
The Windham Eagle, July 10, 2020

Hidden Charges: Fixing Health Care Means Ending Secret Prices.
The Free Library, July 9, 2020

Why hospitals keep their prices secret
Timworld, July 8, 2020

The Cost of Disruption
BenefitsPro, July 8, 2020

Why Hospitals Keep Their Prices Secret
The World News, July 7, 2020

Hidden Charges: Fixing Health Care Means Ending Secret Prices.
Washington Monthly, July 1, 2020

As 100-year pandemic wanes, employers ponder potential impacts on health insurance costs, design
Hartford Business Journal, June 29, 2020

How States Can Shine a Brighter Light on Health-Care Prices
Governing, June 12, 2020

How do we think about risk, regulation, and COVID-19?
AEI Newsletter, June 1, 2020

North Dakota, Wyoming Had Highest Increase in Hospital Expenses Over Last Decade
Health Leaders, May 20, 2020

Industry observers still holding out hope for Haven
Modern Healthcare, May 15, 2020

May 18-22: Virtual summit on state of the healthcare ecosystem post-coronavirus is among a slew of online-only events in healthcare finance
HFMA, May 15, 2020

Finding The Sweet Spot: When It Comes To Medicaid MCOs And Payment Reform, One Size Does Not Fit All
Health Affairs, May 11, 2020

Tepler statement on Maine’s “A” rating on drug price transparency laws
State News Service, May 11, 2020

The best, worst states for healthcare payment reform
Becker’s Hospital Review, May 6, 2020

Maine, N.H. Lead Report Card on Healthcare Price Transparency
News Break, May 5, 2020

Maine, N.H. Lead Report Card on Healthcare Price Transparency
HealthLeaders, May 5, 2020

When it comes to price transparency, majority of states receive a failing grade
Benefits PRO, May 5, 2020

Lessons From Covered California’s First Five Years For Marketplaces And The Employer Sector: Part 2
Health Affairs, April 21, 2020

Is value-based insurance design experiencing a renaissance?
Employee Benefit News, April 20, 2020

Is value-based insurance design experiencing a renaissance?
Employee Benefit Adviser, April 17, 2020

6 Reasons Healthcare Is So Expensive in the U.S.
Investopedia, April 14, 2020

A Framework Designed to Promote Employee Access to High-Value Drugs, Services
AJMC, April 2, 2020

Benefits to bet on: telehealth options
HR Executive, April 1, 2020

More States Passing Laws to Preserve Provider Competition
Xifin, March 9, 2020

States taking action to curb provider consolidation and price increases
Benefits Pro, March 6, 2020

Employers Pushed to Demand More of Insurers as Health Costs Jump
Bloomberg Law, February 28, 2020

More States Passing Laws to Preserve Provider Competition
RevCycle Intelligence, February 26, 2020

States Lean on Legislation to Drive Competition, Lower Costs
HealthLeaders, February 25, 2020

Experts Say States Should Focus on Controlling Prices, Reducing Low-Value Care to Make Health Care More Affordable
Targeted News Service, February 13, 2020

Alliance calls for voluntary adoption of price transparency tools
BenefitsPRO, February 12, 2020

Insurers counter CMS transparency rule with price estimator initiative
Modern Healthcare, February 11, 2020

Tough questions employers should ask their health plans in 2020
Human Resource Executive, February 7, 2020

Hospital Dominance: A Growing Problem?
The Self-Insurer, February 3, 2020

Benefit-Based Copay and the Origins of Value-Based Insurance Design
AJMC, February 1, 2020

A Framework Designed to Promote Employee Access to High-Value Drugs, Services
AJMC, January 31, 2020

Increasing medical price transparency
WCNY, January 25, 2020

Medicare Advantage And ACOs
California Broker, January 17, 2020

Entering the Next Phase of Value-Based Care, Payment Reform
RevCycle Intelligence, January 17, 2020

Will more employers get off the healthcare bench in 2020?
HR Dive, January 15, 2020

Will more employers get off the healthcare bench in 2020?
Healthcare Dive, January 14, 2020


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












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