Market Dynamics

Overly-complex, inefficient, ineffective. How the health care industry wastes nearly a trillion dollars a year.

August 28, 2023

$935 billion. It’s hard to imagine what that number really means. It’s approximately the amount the United States spends on…

Virtual-First Health Plans: What to Know Before Taking the Leap

July 10, 2023

Before the pandemic, the use of telemedicine was steadily increasing as a care modality, but still faced regulatory, payment, and…

Defining and Empowering the Role of Chief Health Equity Officers

June 15, 2023

Job postings and new C-Suite openings for chief health equity officers (CHEOs) have become more and more common over the…

Massachusetts Slams the Breaks on Mass General’s Expansion Plans: Insights into the Value of State Health Policy Commissions

February 07, 2022

Just last week, the State of Massachusetts made headlines when its Health Policy Commission (HPC) launched what the press called…

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Are there surprises with the implementation of the No Surprises Act?

September 13, 2021

Andréa Caballero, MPA, wrote this blog. It’s been a little over 2 years since I last wrote about surprise medical…

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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…

Dr. Christopher Whaley on Opening the Black Box of Employer Health Care Spending

March 16, 2021

Julianne McGarry catches up with Christopher Whaley, PhD, Policy Researcher at RAND Corporation and one of the lead authors of…

Stephen Furia on Mount Sinai’s Principles of Success for Direct to Purchaser Relationships

February 01, 2021

CPR’s Program Director, Andréa Caballero, chats with Stephen Furia, former Senior Vice President, Population Health at Mount Sinai Health System,…

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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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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…

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