Payment Reform

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…

You too can be a health care Catalyst.

April 03, 2023

Imagine for a moment, a U.S. health care system that performs as well or better than its international peers, or…

2023 Health Plan User Groups: No dog and pony shows allowed

January 23, 2023

Once upon a time, I used to work for a health plan (I won’t name it here, but it’s obvious…

Mythbuster: Purchasers Can’t Fight the Wave of Provider Market Power

January 13, 2023

The Covid-19 pandemic had worldwide effects of which we are still feeling the aftershocks today, and in the U.S., the…

Whatever we’re doing, it’s not working: The Case for State Policy Intervention in Health Care, as told through a parable about toddlers and swimming lessons

January 09, 2023

When my younger daughter Dylan was three, she emphatically declared that she hated swimming lessons. Unfortunately for her, she has a mother (me)…

CPR’s New Year’s Resolutions

December 23, 2022

As an independent, nonprofit organization with the mission to catalyze employers, public purchasers and others to implement strategies that produce…

Catalyst for Payment Reform Filed Amicus Brief in Support of Plaintiff’s Appeal in Sidibe vs. Sutter Health

December 05, 2022

In the one dozen years since CPR began, we have tackled a number of big issues in health care, pushing…

Is Payment Reform Exiting a 2+Year Shelter-in-Place?

November 14, 2022

It was late 2019. CPR was approaching its tenth year of leading the payment reform movement and wanted to take…

Woman smiling at computer telehealth health equity

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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