Suzanne Delbanco

Executive Director





Speaker; Leading Expert in Payment Reform, Focusing on Intersection of Higher-Value Health Care and Price Transparency; Nine-time Selectee of Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare

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About Suzanne

One of the country’s foremost experts and thought leaders on payment reform, Suzanne F. Delbanco is the executive director of Catalyst for Payment Reform, an independent, non-profit corporation working to catalyze employers, public purchasers, and others to implement strategies that produce higher value health care and improve the functioning of the health care marketplace.

Since its inception in 2010, Suzanne has led CPR in its commitment to help employers and other purchasers send a clear signal to the market about the need for higher quality, lower cost health care  Though initially focused on advancing payment reform to achieve this goal, Suzanne’s efforts have expanded to include price and quality transparency, benefit design, provider network design, provider consolidation and market power, among other topics.




Moving from Short-Term Cost Cutting and Expense Reduction to Sustaining Solid Margins
March 2019, Modern Healthcare Leadership Symposium
A View from the Private Sector – Direct to Employer Contracting and Value Based Care for Employers
March 2019, Premier Winter 2019 Collaborative Meeting
The impact of consolidation among health care providers and what employers can do
March 2019, Milliman Elite Employer Summit
Effective Value-Oriented Payment Strategies
March 2019, National Hospital Price Transparency Conference

How High Value Health Care Purchasing Can Help Mitigate Health Care Cost Growth
February 2019, NAHU Capitol Conference


Accountable Care Organization Strategy
December 2018, Houston Business Coalition on Health
How Purchasers Can Drive Toward Higher-Value Health Care
November 2018, San Francisco Health Service Board
What Employers Want: Strategies to Improve Value in Health Care
October 2018, Group Practice Innovation Network Fall Conference
Change is Coming: How Employers and Other Purchasers Can Strive for Better Value
September 2018, Dallas Forth Worth Business Group on Health
What’s Driving Health Care Cost Growth and What Can We Do
August 2018, California Association of Health Underwriters
How Are Employers Involved in Promoting Value-based Care?
May 2018, Accountable Care Delivery Congress
How Purchasers Can Drive Toward Higher-Value Health Care 
May 2018, NJ Health Care Quality Institute, Board and Leadership Council Conference
Purchaser Efforts in Value-Based Care
April 2018, NAACOS Spring 2018 Conference
A Roadmap for Employers Seeking Higher Value Health Care
January 2018, IFEBP Health Benefits Expo


Suzanne is a frequent source and contributor to key trade, policy and business publications. To see recent coverage, click here.


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