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Allison Sesso on the Crisis of Medical Debt

February 06, 2023

Andréa call Allison Sesso, President and CEO of RIP Medical Debt (RIP) to discuss the crisis of Medical Debt and…

Vikas Saini on The Lown Institute’s Hospital Index

January 31, 2023

Andréa calls Dr. Vikas Saini, President of the LOWN Institute to discuss their Hospital Index which measures a hospital’s social…

2023 Health Plan User Groups: No dog and pony shows allowed

January 23, 2023

Once upon a time, I used to work for a health plan (I won’t name it here, but it’s obvious…

Doug Aldeen takes a deep dive into Reference-based Pricing

January 23, 2023

Julianne calls up Doug Aldeen, ESQ an ERISA Healthcare Attorney and General Counsel to discuss the Reference-based Pricing (RBP) landscape,…

Sarah Hostetter on how market consolidation affects independent physician practices

January 13, 2023

Sarah Hostetter, Managing Director, Physician and Ambulatory Research at Advisory Board speaks with Suzanne about the landscape of physician practices.…

Mythbuster: Purchasers Can’t Fight the Wave of Provider Market Power

January 13, 2023

The Covid-19 pandemic had worldwide effects of which we are still feeling the aftershocks today, and in the U.S., the…

Whatever we’re doing, it’s not working: The Case for State Policy Intervention in Health Care, as told through a parable about toddlers and swimming lessons

January 09, 2023

When my younger daughter Dylan was three, she emphatically declared that she hated swimming lessons. Unfortunately for her, she has a mother (me)…

CPR’s New Year’s Resolutions

December 23, 2022

As an independent, nonprofit organization with the mission to catalyze employers, public purchasers and others to implement strategies that produce…

Catalyst for Payment Reform Filed Amicus Brief in Support of Plaintiff’s Appeal in Sidibe vs. Sutter Health

December 05, 2022

In the one dozen years since CPR began, we have tackled a number of big issues in health care, pushing…

Gloria Sachdev on Sage Transparency

November 28, 2022

Suzanne calls up Gloria Sachdev to discuss the Employer’s Forum of Indiana’s (EFI) latest tool, Sage Transparency. Sage Transparency is…

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