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Feeding two birds with one seed: payment reform, telehealth, & health equity

July 27, 2021

Like so many technologies before it, telehealth is a disruptive force with seemingly limitless potential. It can be a phone…

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How to boost your next direct-to-employer presentation in health care benefits

July 13, 2021

Vendors, Here’s What Employers Want to Know from You Earlier this year, Catalyst for Payment Reform brought a group of…

David Vivero Episode

David Vivero on how federal price transparency rules are rewiring what’s possible

June 21, 2021

Suzanne Delbanco talks with David Vivero, CEO and Cofounder of Amino Health, a digital health care guidance solution that combines…

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Patrick Tigue on Rhode Island’s Regulatory Strategy to Contain Health Care Costs

June 14, 2021

Suzanne calls Patrick Tigue, the Health Insurance Commissioner and former Medicaid Director of the state of Rhode Island. They discuss…

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Go Ahead, Ask us Anything… About Reference-Based Pricing

May 25, 2021

Improving health care affordability is a top priority for employers and other health care purchasers across the country. But navigating…

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Reference-based pricing: 3 models that cut health care cost inflation at its roots

April 12, 2021

Reference-based models address the root cause of high health care costs: the prices. Studies of health care costs reaffirm the…

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What Xavier Becerra’s nomination as HHS Secretary could mean for employer-purchasers

December 07, 2020

As we learn that President-elect Biden has nominated Xavier Becerra for Secretary of Health and Human Services, the United States…

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‘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…

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…

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Alan Muney, MD, on why large health plans have a total cost of care advantage

July 21, 2020

Listen in as Suzanne Delbanco connects with Alan Muney, MD, MHA, former Chief Medical Officer of Cigna, former CEO of…

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