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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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June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern

What’s Next? Purchaser Priorities with CPR and Willis Towers Watson

As the pandemic winds down in the U.S. with the availability of vaccines, employers and other health care purchasers are looking critically at their health plans, their benefits programs, and where their members are getting care. What's in store Attend this free webinar to learn how to address purchaser needs in payment reform, care delivery transformation, benefit & network design, and reporting & evaluation. Hear from two Willis Towers Watson experts - Jeff Levin-Scherz, MD & Population Health Leader, and Drew Hodgson, Actuary & Health Care Delivery Leader - who will present alongside CPR’s Director of Member Services, Ryan Olmstead....
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September 14 - September 15 Eastern

CPR’s 2021 Annual Member Strategy Meeting

CPR’s Annual Member Strategy Meeting offers CPR members the opportunity to share and learn from one another and set CPR’s shared purchaser agenda for 2022.  In addition, CPR members will hear from marketplace thought leaders through various panels and presentations during this two-day session. If your organization is a CPR Member and you do not have the CPR Member Strategy 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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