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April 29, 2021 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, 2021 - May 27, 2021 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, 2021 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 - September 15, 2021 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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September 21, 2021 - October 5, 2021 Eastern

Q3 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 their expectations and plans an efficient means to deliver information to participating purchasers.  In this Series of meetings, plans will share MSK program impact using one of CPR’s Reform Evaluation Frameworks and present on their MSK strategy. 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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November 3, 2021 - November 18, 2021 Eastern

Q4 2021 Pharmacy Benefit Manager User Groups

CPR’s Members regularly meet with major pharmacy benefits managers, allowing participants to align their expectations and PBMs an efficient means to deliver information to participating purchasers.  In this meeting series, PBMs will present their latest progress using CPR’s progress report and present on a topic Member interest. 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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November 16, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Eastern

Health Policy Developments Impacting Employer-Purchasers with Suzanne Delbanco, Catalyst for Payment Reform, Katy Spangler, Spangler Strategies and Tracy Watts, Mercer

  After a decade of pushing for greater transparency and payment reform in health care, employers and other health care purchasers need to know how the latest federal policy developments impact these efforts. Employers and other health care purchasers have pushed for over 10 years to have greater transparency into health care prices for themselves and their plan members.  This push has made it from the commercial sector to state legislatures and now to federal law.  But now that a federal law has passed, will we ever see it fully implemented?   Few are fans of the practice of surprise...
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December 8, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern

Q4 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 your organization is a CPR Member and you do not have the CPR Member Strategy 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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