Catalyst for Payment Reform

Key Benefit Programs Collaborative

You implemented a key benefit program.
Are your members using it?

CPR is bringing together a group of purchasers to share the programs they’ve implemented and strategize ways to boost member utilization to maximize the impact of their programs.

What is a key benefit program?

 key benefit program is any program designed to enhance a purchaser’s benefit offering, either through an existing health plan, TPA, or other vendor. While not an exhaustive list, some examples include:

We’ve heard from purchasers that it’s a challenge to get members to use these programs.  As health care providers continue to consolidate and amass market power, driving prices higher, utilization of these key benefit programs is more important than ever.

Overview of CPR’s Collaboratives

Description: A collaborative is a small group of purchasers working together to tackle a health care purchasing challenge. Collaboratives are typically 6-12 months long. Participants have the opportunity to share their experiences and learnings with each other. Participants also benefit from the input of CPR staff and a subject matter expert.

Format:  CPR will facilitate monthly virtual meetings with the group. Depending on the direction of the work, one in-person meeting may also be held during the collaborative.

Output: CPR will lead development of a suite of tools or resources to support member engagement in key benefit programs, with some level of customization for each participant. Consistent with CPR’s mission, we will also create a general resource for our broader purchaser audience upon completion of the collaborative. Check out other collaborative outputs.

Participation Fee:  To cover some of the costs associated with this effort, CPR requires a participation fee.  There is a discounted rate for CPR members and other qualified purchasers.

Interested in learning more or applying to be a participant? Please complete this brief online questionnaire. CPR staff will follow up with additional information.

Our collaboratives are supported by the Peterson Center on Healthcare as part of an initiative to help employers be more effective purchasers of healthcare.