Catalyst for Payment Reform


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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If you’re playing without a REF, you can’t trust the scoreboard

Introducing new tools from CPR to standardize the evaluations of Centers of Excellence, High Performance Networks, Reference Based Pricing programs, Bundled Payments. Each tool is tailored to measure relevant program performance in terms of cost of care savings, quality outcomes, changes in utilization, and member experience.

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