We believe a small group of purchasers can solve big problems

Catalyst for Payment Reform knows from experience that many of the toughest challenges facing health care purchasers can’t be solved alone.  We created Collaboratives to help innovative health care purchasers work alongside peers and industry experts to share experiences, test solutions, and develop an action plan.

What is a Collaborative?

A Collaborative is a small group of 5-8 employers or other health care purchasers working together over the course of a year to tackle a specific health care purchasing challenge. Here’s what you can expect from the Collaborative Experience:

  • Join forces with peers. Work alongside an innovative set of your peers facing the same challenge.
  • Gain access to subject matter experts.  CPR will provide Collaborative participants with access to a dedicated expert who will provide group consulting and technical assistance.
  • Share experiences and learn from others.  Hear directly from seasoned employers who present to the group and learn from each other as you determine your own path forward.
  • Develop an Action Plan. Walk away with a clear implementation and evaluation plan, so you can take steps to implement your strategy at your organization.


Our work is underway!

We are currently running multiple Collaboratives that are filled to capacity and tackling topics that are top of mind for employers. Stay tuned for updates on how the work is unfolding. As each Collaborative wraps up, CPR will spotlight lessons learned and share tools resulting from our work.

  • Collaborative 1:  How can we hold health plans accountable for ACO performance?
  • Collaborative 2:  How can we identify high-value strategies and solutions for mental health?

If you would like to learn more about these efforts or get involved in a future collaborative, please contact Ryan Olmstead, Director of Member Services, at [email protected]


You have the chance to shape our next Collaborative!

If you are an employer or purchaser, we want you to help choose our next collaborative topic. Complete our brief survey and we will enter you into a raffle for a chance to win your choice of a free CPR online education course, or free attendance to one of our upcoming Virtual Summits!

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How can you maximize employee communications to produce value?

Our next Collaborative will focus on helping employers maximize employee communications for high-value health care strategies. We partner with experts to tackle this issue because we know many employers find communications to be a barrier success when implementing innovative new models, like high-performance networks or ACOs.

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