Catalyst for Payment Reform


Has Price Inflation Got Your Attention? Carpe Diem!

On February 10, 2022 price inflation jumped by 7.5% over the past 12 months, its highest annual increase in 40 years.  For employers and other health care purchasers that monitor their claims cost and utilization data religiously (who doesn’t?), this news prompts questions from purchasers about how inflation will impact their future health care spend.

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Scott Doolittle on how an independent health care navigation company builds trust with both patients and providers

“A provider is always going to want to get paid. They’re always going to call to make sure the member’s covered, and if we’re that single point of entry and can provide that expertise and do it in a way that drives satisfaction for them, they’re more likely to leverage us as we talk about care planning on a go-forward basis.” – Scott Doolittle, CFO, Quantum Health

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The Great Delivery System Shake-Up

“What I see now is confusion, disorientation, uncertainty, and anxiety.  That creates an opportunity, but it doesn’t provide a direction.” – David Blumenthal, President of The Commonwealth Fund, speaking at

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We graded all 50 states on price transparency. What’s next?

Sixteen states received a passing grade in CPR’s 2020 Report Card on State Price Transparency Laws. While it is a win that more consumers have access to price information to select lower-cost providers, consumer shopping is not the silver bullet to the nation’s health care cost problem.

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A Paradigm Shift for Benefit Design

In February of this year, Legislators introduced the Chronic Disease Management Act of 2018. If passed, the act would amend IRS requirements for all individuals with high-deductible health plans (HDHPs)

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MYTHBUSTER: HDHPs make better consumers

Benefit designs that emphasize consumer cost-sharing are now the norm in the U.S. As adoption of high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) and other cost-sharing models increase, we need to continue to

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