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Bob Berenson

CPR’s Top 10 Podcast Episodes of 2020

November 23, 2020

CPR is grateful to both our guests and audience who have contributed to our Listening In (with Permission) podcast series.…

Flu season decorative photo: physician administering a vaccine to a patient

‘Tis the Season For A Teachable Moment (on Price Variation)

November 16, 2020

Ryan Olmstead, Director of Member Services, on why flu season is a teachable moment in high-value health care purchasing. It’s…

Future of Payment Reform: Winds of Change

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

November 02, 2020

What does the future hold for health care payment reform models? Tornadoes form when high-speed winds rapidly change direction around…

San Francisco tackles mental health care access in the midst of COVID-19

October 27, 2020

San Francisco Health Service System (SFHSS) purchases health benefits for over 120,000 City and County employees, retirees and their dependents…

Linda Schwimmer New Jersey Quality Institute

Linda Schwimmer on the health of New Jersey’s small group insurance market

October 26, 2020

Andréa Caballero, MPA, speaks with Linda Schwimmer, JD, President and CEO of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute (Quality…

TennCare Program Results

Positive results from TennCare’s Innovative Payment and Delivery Reform Programs

October 19, 2020

When the health care payment reform movement began, the first thing CPR saw was an uptick in pay for performance. …

Harvesting Data Insights from KFF 2020 Employer Benefits Survey

It’s harvest season: What are purchasers reaping from their network strategies?

October 12, 2020

Julianne McGarry, Director of Projects & Research, wrote this blog Harvest season for health benefits data kicked off last week…

Colorado market dynamics

Headway & Headwinds in Colorado: What purchasers can do when health systems won’t budge

September 28, 2020

The new RAND Hospital Price Transparency results once again turned a spotlight on the high and disparate prices employers and…

Companion Stock Image Hospital Price Transparency

The companion to the RAND Price Transparency Data purchasers have been waiting for

September 14, 2020

In July 2019, CPR’s Executive Director Suzanne Delbanco published a commentary for Modern Healthcare likening the RAND Corporation’s Hospital Price…

Rick Abbott

Rick Abbott on lowering costs by focusing on quality

August 17, 2020

Suzanne Delbanco chats with Rick Abbott, VP of Product and Market Solutions at Premera Blue Cross. Premera Blue Cross is…

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