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After one year, SPARC remains more relevant than ever

November 27, 2018

Over the last several years, of all efforts to reform care delivery, health plans most prolifically adopted and implemented accountable…

premiums

The Unsustainability of Health Care Costs- Something’s Got to Give

October 08, 2018

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, once again Kaiser Family Foundation’s 2018 annual survey of employers demonstrated…

What does the next wave of benefit design look like?

October 02, 2018

  Employers are getting increasingly creative when it comes to health care coverage. Whether that means covering benefits on the…

Payment reform in oncology

Who is Catalyzing Payment Reform in Oncology?

September 18, 2018

More than 1.6 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer each year. These diagnoses led to over 600,000 deaths in 2016…

local strategies

A trend to watch: large employers & local strategies

September 11, 2018

Over the past several years, many large self-funded employers have been implementing value-oriented strategies in an attempt to bend the…

Bob Berenson

Bob Berenson on getting to the heart of wasteful spending in health care

September 04, 2018

Suzanne dials up her provider payment “guru”- Bob Berenson of the Urban Institute. Bob draws on his 20 years experience…

innovative state Medicaid

3 Medicaid Payment Innovations Worth Paying Attention To

July 09, 2018

Collectively, state Medicaid agencies cover 74 million Americans, more than any other insurer by a longshot, including Medicare. To manage…

The Potential Employer Impact of Expanding Short-Term Health Insurance

July 03, 2018

If you blinked on February 20 of this year, you may have missed that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid…

Niall Brennan

Niall Brennan on latest trends and analysis from the Health Care Cost Institute

June 25, 2018

Suzanne catches up with Niall Brennan, President and CEO of the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), to ask the tough…

John Bass

John Bass on blockchain’s promise to health care purchasers

June 11, 2018

Suzanne calls John Bass, Founder and CEO of Hashed Health, who shares his insights on how and why blockchain can reduce…

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