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July 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern

Webinar: Revisiting Reference Pricing

Innovative benefit designs can help you infuse value into your health care purchasing strategy.  One such design is reference pricing.  Reference pricing establishes a standard price for a drug, service, or bundle of services and requires plan members to pay any allowable charges above this price.  Reference pricing, especially when paired with transparency around health care prices and quality, can help reduce variation in the cost of care and help consumers make higher-value health care decisions. This webinar will review: The impact of reference pricing on the market How it can be implemented most effectively to achieve value How price...
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August 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern

Webinar: How to Work with Benefit Consultants

As the health care system grows in complexity, employers and other health care purchasers increasingly need partners to help them navigate the changing landscape.  Benefit consultants can fill this role.  This webinar will feature benefit consultants as guest speakers.  Come listen to insights from Jeff Levin-Scherz, North American Co-Leader of the Health Management Practice at Willis Towers Watson, and Mark Gaunya, Principal and Chief Innovation Officer at Borislow Insurance, on how purchasers and benefit consultants can work best together. This webinar will: Explore how you can make the most of a relationship with a benefit consultant Feature benefit consultants as guest...
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September 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Eastern

Virtual Summit: Provider Consolidation Trends & Implications, What Employers Need to Know

Join the Debate! This virtual summit will help employers, health care purchasers, and other stakeholders learn more about the current state of provider consolidation in the market, the impact provider consolidation can have on health care costs and quality, methods that stakeholders can use to combat the negative effects of provider consolidation, and other tactics that employers and health care purchasers can consider in their attempt to address provider consolidation. Agenda Welcome & Introduction Suzanne Delbanco, Catalyst for Payment Reform Latest Trends in Consolidation Martin Gaynor, Carnegie Mellon University Impact of Consolidation Laurence Baker, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and Eric Roberts, Harvard...
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September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern

Webinar: The Value of Regional Business Coalitions

As purchasers strive to achieve value in their health care spending, they can look to regional business coalitions for support. As organizations that represent various purchasers’ interests within a geographic area, these coalitions can offer educational and networking opportunities for purchasers and identify and address regional issues and solutions in the health care marketplace.  This webinar will feature various coalitions as guest speakers.  Come listen to insights from Carolyn Pare from the Minnesota Health Action Group, David Lansky from the Pacific Business Group on Health, and Karen Van Caulil from the Florida Health Care Coalition. This webinar will cover: An...
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October 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern

Webinar: Keeping Tabs on Your Health Plan

Choosing the right health plan and negotiating a contract that ensures they will roll out a high-value purchasing strategy on your behalf is essential to success. Yet, it’s also critical to follow-up and communicate with your contracted health plan partner to monitor progress, stay informed, and assess whether your strategy is working. This webinar will cover: A review of the Health Plan User Group (HPUG) process and toolkit Recommendations from a CPR purchaser collaborative that examined how best to hold health plans accountable for their ACO arrangements Background on CPR’s payment reform evaluation framework Note: This event is only open to registered...
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November 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern

Webinar: How to Evaluate Payment Reform Programs

As health care payment reform becomes more prevalent, there is a growing need to step back and assess whether these changes to how we pay providers are achieving their intended effects of higher quality, lower cost care. Employers and other health care purchasers should strive to use a consistent and rigorous evaluation approach to assess health care payment and delivery reforms and enable comparisons of their results. This webinar will cover: The need to evaluate payment reform programs How to assess whether health plan payment reform strategies are working for you An overview of CPR’s Payment Reform Evaluation Framework (PREF)...
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December 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern

Webinar: Understanding the Role of State Medicaid Agencies

Alignment of the public and private sector can be an effective way to scale and spread health care payment and delivery reforms. By partnering with public health care entities, such as state Medicaid agencies, employers and other health care purchasers can drive forward their own purchasing strategies.  This webinar will feature state Medicaid agencies as guest speakers, including one of CPR’s members – TennCare (Tennessee Medicaid).  Come listen to Brooks Daverman, Director of Strategic Planning and Innovation at Tennessee Division of Health Care Finance and Administration, share his insights. This webinar will cover: The benefits and challenges of partnering with...
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