bundled payment health plans

MYTHBUSTER: Health plans will lead the way in advancing bundled payments

July 01, 2020

U.S. employers are hungry for new approaches to managing health care costs and improving quality.  The average annual premium for employer-sponsored family…

Direct Contracting Mythbuster

Mythbuster: Direct contracting will never become a real trend.

January 14, 2020

The health care marketplace continues to evolve, as health care organizations consolidate and experiment with new value-oriented models. As these…

data warehouse

Mythbuster: Your Data Warehouse is Meeting All Your Needs

January 08, 2019

As the availability and utility of big data continues to grow by the day, Catalyst for Payment Reform has set…

Do you think having health insurance makes you healthier?

February 20, 2018

Tricky question. As this Slate article explains, measuring the effect of providing insurance is difficult because those with insurance and those without may…

Mythbuster: Medical interventions are the only effective treatment for Diabetic populations

January 09, 2018

The prevalence of Type II Diabetes continues to soar in the United States with an estimated 1.5 million new cases…

MYTHBUSTER: Employers are getting out of the business of buying health insurance

December 19, 2017

As the nation prepared for the rollout of “public exchanges,” many experts opined that employers would stop directly offering health…

MYTHBUSTER: Only large employers can be self-funded

November 21, 2017

Most of our readers already know, there are two options that employers and other health care purchasers can choose to…

MYTHBUSTER: Consumers favor higher priced providers

September 26, 2017

Not too long ago, we busted the myth that high prices mean high quality care and that we can’t extend…

MYTHBUSTER: HDHPs make better consumers

September 18, 2017

Benefit designs that emphasize consumer cost-sharing are now the norm in the U.S. As adoption of high-deductible health plans (HDHPs)…

MYTHBUSTER: Health care job growth is good for the economy

August 29, 2017

Go to any decent sized town or city in the U.S. and you are likely to find that the largest…

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