Q3 2022 Health Plan User Groups

Catalyst for Payment Reform’s Health Plan User Groups (HPUGs) offer a forum for a substantive and nutrient-rich two-way dialogue between CPR Members and Coalition Partner Members on a variety of current and high-priority topics. In the Q3 HPUG meetings, plans will share their strategies for improving health equity and reducing disparities in access, treatment and...

Turning the Tables on Big Health Care: Can New Entrants Re-Shape the Market?


In the world of TPAs and other point solution vendors, there are takers and shapers.  Takers accept the health care market dynamics as they are and try to squeeze out a few extra dollars of savings with another round of discount negotiation thumb-wrestling or perhaps a shiny new app.  Shapers, on the other hand, aren’t...

Fostering Teen Mental Health


It's no secret that teens today are under a great deal of stress and experience high levels of anxiety due to the demands of school, their jobs, extracurriculars, social life, and a general uncertainty about their futures. Catalyst for Payment Reform, in collaboration with Headspace Health, is excited to invite you to join our webinar, Fostering...

The Catalyst Debates


Will health care be more affordable in five years? Join CPR as we gather health care luminaries to discuss the most critical challenges we face - affordability, access, equity, adequate competition, transparency, quality and more. As "catalyst" suggests, these debates don't tip toe around the edges of controversy in our health care system, but engage...

Webinar #1: The Case for Multifaceted Public Policy Intervention


NEWSFLASH: HEALTH CARE MARKETS ARE BROKEN Everyone is tired of hearing about how broken our health care system is. We know: prices keep rising, hospitals keep merging, quality falters, disparities widen. And over the next few years, the outlook remains bleak. Experts predict that health care premiums will jump 5.6 percentage points over the previous...

Webinar #2: Policies to Prevent/Punish Bad Behavior and Empower Market Balancers


This webinar, second in a series of four, focuses on policies to prevent would-be monopolists from engaging in anticompetitive behavior, impose penalties on those that continue to do so, and protect and preserve the independent actors that remain. Featuring Aditi P. Sen, Director of Research and Policy at the Health Care Cost Institute and Erin Fuse Brown, the Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Law, Health, and Society at Georgia State University.

Webinar #3: Policies to Regulate Prices


This webinar, third in a series of four, focuses on policies for price regulation, organized according to the degree of state oversight, resources and sophistication required to administer them. Featuring Anna Doar Sinaiko, Assistant Professor of Health Economics and Policy at Harvard University, Robert A. Berenson, an Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute’s Health Policy Center, and Robert Murray, President of Global Health Payment, LLC.

Webinar #4: Policies for Low-Intervention States & Policies to Protect Competition


This webinar, the final in the series of four, focuses on policies, which, if plotted on a spectrum of “degree of intervention” would land on the lower end of the scale. It also offers strategies for states to protect the erosion of market competition by bolstering and broadening antitrust oversight. Featuring Josephine Porter, Director of the Institute for Health Policy and Practice at the University of New Hampshire and Jaime S. King, the John and Marylyn Mayo Chair in Health Law at the University of Auckland.

Partnering for High-Value Care


Delivering high-quality care in a cost-effective way is a shared goal among many in the health care industry. Accountable Care Organization (ACO) models aim to do exactly that through coordinated care across providers and payers.

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