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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…

Christopher Whaley

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…

White House Xavier Becerra Health Human Services Secretary nominee

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…

Colorado market dynamics

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…

Ashok Subramanian

Ashok Subramanian on why unit price is still a big deal

July 28, 2020

Suzanne Delbanco interviews Ashok Subramanian, CEO and Founder of Centivo, an alternative Third-Party Administrator (TPA) that emphasizes value-based direct contracting…

Alan Muney, MD

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…

Database

50 States Enacting Health Care Policy; One Searchable Database

June 22, 2020

Health care is local, and so are laws impacting health care cost and quality. If the health care system weren’t…

Christopher Koller

Christopher Koller on using insurance levers to bring down hospital prices

February 25, 2020

Suzanne Delbanco calls Christopher Koller, President of the Milbank Memorial Fund, to discuss top strategies for containing health care cost…

Robert Smith

Robert Smith on how a purchaser alliance can change Denver’s market dynamics

November 12, 2019

Robert Smith, Executive Director of the Colorado Business Group (CBGH) on Health, checks in with Suzanne Delbanco on what’s new…

Cheryl DeMars

Cheryl DeMars on achieving longevity in group health care purchasing

August 19, 2019

Listen in as Suzanne Delbanco calls Cheryl DeMars, President & CEO of The Alliance – a cooperative of 240 self-funded…

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