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February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern

The Aftermath of COVID-19: Experts Plot the Path Forward for Payment Reform

Watch the recording for the third installment of CPR’s COVID-19 Virtual Summit series: The Aftermath of COVID-19: Experts plot the path forward for payment reform. In May of 2020, CPR launched our first exploration of COVID-19’s impact on the health care ecosystem, focusing on emerging trends in health care costs and spend, with analysis of how purchasers could adapt their procurement strategy.  Our second installment in August brought health care strategists and executives from the delivery system and commercial health insurance to the table to analyze how the health care delivery system has responded to COVID-19, and the downstream implications...
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high-value maternity networks
March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern

High-Value Maternity Networks: Designing for quality, equity, and patient experience

A free 90-minute webinar to mark the release of the Building a High-Value Maternity Network Toolkit. Tune in to learn how the 32BJ Health Fund developed and launched its High-Value Maternity Network and accompanying Maternity Program in New York City and Northern New Jersey in July 2020. You’ll also hear a health system leader describe how this strategy benefits providers through increased volume and brand elevation. Catalyst for Payment Reform will introduce the Building a High-Value Maternity Network Toolkit. The Toolkit offers health care purchasers resources and guidance to develop a network of high-quality, affordable maternity providers committed to patient-centered...
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March 5 - March 17 Eastern

Q1 2021 Health Plan User Groups

CPR’s Members and Coalition Partner Members regularly meet with major national and regional health plans, allowing participants to align monitor each health plan's progress toward payment and delivery reform. These "User Group" meetings also offer the health plans an efficient means to deliver information to participating purchasers, which include both current and prospective customers. In this series of meetings, plans will present their latest progress using CPR’s Health Plan Progress Report and present on a topic of the plan’s choice. If you are a CPR Member and do not have the meeting invites on your calendar, please reach out to...
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March 17 - April 1 Eastern

Webinar Series: Innovative Purchasers and Their Health Care Purchasing Strategies

  This spring, CPR is hosting a FREE webinar series featuring innovative health care employer-purchasers and their strategies. The series will provide a platform for CPR's diverse audience of benefit managers, health plans, providers, consultants, and other stakeholders to hear the stories of purchasers using their unique ability to push for big changes to the health care system. Attend the series to learn best practices directly from benefit managers and other purchaser leaders. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Sponsors will gain visibility before, during, and after the series. If you are interested, contact us. Interested in sharing your or your client’s story? ...
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Free Webinar Flyer
April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern

The New Evidence Behind Direct-to-Employer Bundled Payments

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 2:00-3:00 pm EDT / 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT Why new Health Affairs study on bundled payments has purchasers talking Join CPR, a panel of purchaser representatives, and lead researcher, Christopher Whaley of the RAND Corporation for a free, 60-minute webinar exploring the first-ever independent evaluation of a direct-to-employer bundled payment program. First, Ryan Olmstead will introduce CPR's work on how the pairing of bundled payments with a Centers of Excellence benefit design can transform health care delivery and the importance and qualities of a strong independent evaluation. Then, Christopher Whaley of the RAND...
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April 27 - May 4 Eastern

Q2 2021 Pharmacy Benefit Manager User Groups

CPR’s Members regularly meet with major pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs), allowing participants to monitor each PBM's progress toward transparency and other reforms. The User Group meetings also offer the PBMs an efficient means to deliver information to participating purchasers, which include both current and prospective customers.  In this meeting series, PBMs will present their latest progress using CPR’s PBM Progress Report and present on a topic that is of interest to CPR's member organizations. If your organization is a CPR Member and you do not have the meeting invites on your calendar, please reach out to Ryan Olmstead, Director of...
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April 29 Eastern

Anchoring to Medicare: Can Reference Pricing Turn the Rising Tide of Health Care Costs?

Thursday, April 29 from 2pm-3:30pm EDT/ 11am-12:30pm PDT According to the Health Care Cost Institute, approximately 75% of the increase in per-person spending in the U.S. is explained by growth in prices for health care services, as opposed to increased utilization. Reference-based pricing presents a new opportunity for purchasers to attack health care cost inflation at its root. Under a reference-based pricing (RBP) model, a vendor sets a maximum price it will pay to providers for individual health care services, which is usually expressed as a percentage of Medicare rates.  If a provider refuses to accept this price and/or bills the...
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May 18 - May 27 Eastern

Q2 2021 Health Plan User Groups

CPR’s Members and Coalition Partner Members regularly meet with major national and regional health plans, allowing participants to monitor each health plan's progress toward payment and delivery reform. The User Group meetings also offer the health plans an efficient means to deliver information to participating purchasers, which include both current and prospective customers. In this series of meetings, plans will present COVID-19’s impact on cost, utilization, and quality of care and discuss the pandemic’s impact on payment reform. If your organization is a CPR Member and you do not have the meeting invites on your calendar, please reach out to...
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May 20 Eastern

Aggregated Health Care Purchasing: Models for Success

Thursday, May 20 from 1pm-3pm EDT/ 10am-12pm PDT Frustrated by the continued erosion of health care affordability, some purchasers have taken matters into their own hands by pooling their volume of covered lives with other health care purchasers. There is a three decades-long history of purchasers banding together to aggregate their member volume to achieve better health care value in local markets. CPR spent the last 18 months researching and analyzing past and current efforts at aggregated purchasing: studying why they fall apart (most do) and unlocking the secrets of success for those that persevere. During the 2-hour virtual summit,...
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May 26 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern

Q2 2021 CPR Member Strategy Meeting

CPR Member Strategy Meetings offer CPR member organizations the opportunity to share and learn from one another and hear from other marketplace thought leaders.  During these sessions, CPR members receive early access to CPR programming updates and the opportunity to offer perspective and shape CPR's agenda. If you are a CPR Member and do not have the meeting invites on your calendar, please reach out to Ryan Olmstead, Director of Member Services. Contact us if you are interested in learning more about CPR Membership.      
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