Catalyst for Payment Reform


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

CPR’s Program Director, Andréa Caballero, chats with Stephen Furia, Senior Vice President, Population Health at Mount Sinai Health System. The Population Health division is the business unit within Mount Sinai that works directly with employers and other health care purchasers, providing an array of services including primary care focused near-site health centers, Centers of Excellence arrangements for specialty care, executive health programs, and, more recently, assisting employers in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Rick Abbott on lowering costs by focusing on quality

Suzanne Delbanco chats with Rick Abbott, VP of Product and Market Solutions at Premera Blue Cross. Suzanne and Rick discuss if narrow networks, also known as high-performance networks, represent a viable way to lower prices in the employer-sponsored health insurance market.

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

Listen in as Suzanne Delbanco connects with Alan Muney, MD, MHA, former Chief Medical Officer of Cigna, former CEO of Equity Healthcare, and current health care advisor to multiple venture equity firms. This interview is part of CPR’s current work to understand whether group purchasing efforts can secure better health care value for employer-purchasers.

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