Publications & White Papers

Conducting research to stay ahead of the curve


We know it's hard to track the issues contributing to our current system's complexity and to figure out where it's going next.

CPR is here to help by keeping a pulse on what is working and not working in our system through thoughtful, independent research and analysis. Check out our publications and white papers designed to advance our collective thinking on key topics and strategies.

Advancing Payment Reform in Florida: Tampa-Orlando Market Assessment Report

The Advancing Payment Reform in Florida Report provides a data-driven understanding of the health care stakeholder dynamics in Tampa and Orlando and identifies the most promising ways for employers and other health care purchasers to improve health care value moving forward.

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Aggregated Purchasing of Health Care Services: Lessons Learned and Blueprints for Success

CPR launched an extensive examination of employers’ efforts at aggregated purchasing to understand the reasons why so many fall apart and to distill the key ingredients for success. This report shares CPR’s findings.

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Reference-Based Pricing: Risks and Rewards of Playing Health Care Hardball

CPR’s white paper Reference-Based Pricing: Risks and Rewards of Playing Health Care Hardball examines the evolution, mechanisms and strategy behind RBP solutions, and explores the most important questions health care purchasers should consider when evaluating an RBP vendor.

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Bundled Payment Options in the 2020 Marketplace: A Guide for Employers and Other Health Care Purchasers

CPR evaluated ten bundled payment administrators to educate employer-purchasers on how they can implement effective bundled payment strategies.  Here is what we found.

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State Policies on Provider Market Power Report

Download this report to learn about existing state statutes designed to address market power imbalances that enable anti-competitive practices and escalating health care costs!

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Medicaid MCOs as Agents of Change in Payment Reform

Download this compendium of payment reform strategies, to learn about the landscape of payment reform strategies pioneered through Medicaid Managed Care agencies!

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Analytics Marketplace Report

The State of the Data Warehouse & Analytics Marketplace Report

CPR evaluated seven leading vendors to see if the data warehouse and analytics marketplace is able to support high-value health care purchasing strategies.  Here is what we found.

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Denver-Area Market Assessment Report

The Denver-Area market assessment report provides a data-driven analysis of the Denver health care marketplace. Completed in partnership with the Colorado Business Group on Health, this assessment provides health care purchasers with Denver-specific recommendations for improving the value of each health care dollar spent to cover health care needs of Denver-area residents.

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The Database of State Laws Impacting Healthcare Cost and Quality (SLIHCQ)

The Database of State Laws Impacting Healthcare Cost and Quality (SLIHCQ), created by The Source on Healthcare Price & Competition and Catalyst for Payment Reform with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, catalogues state legislation to contain healthcare costs and improve quality in a searchable and sortable, public database.

Mental Health Report

The State of the Mental Health Marketplace Report

CPR has been working for two years to better understand the mental health care landscape.  Here is what we found.

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2016 Payment Methods: How They Work

With the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, CPR teamed up with the Urban Institute to explore how established and proposed payment methods and benefit design options work. This section of the project analyzes the attributes of nine different payment methods.

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2016 Benefit Designs: How They Work

With the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, CPR teamed up with the Urban Institute to explore how established and proposed payment methods and benefit design options work. This section of the project examines the attributes of benefit designs that have the potential to change consumer behavior.

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2016 Matching Payment Methods with Benefit Designs to Support Delivery Reforms

With the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, CPR teamed up with the Urban Institute to explore how established and proposed payment methods and benefit design options work. This section of the project focuses on how payment methods and benefit designs can be used to align incentives between providers and consumers to support delivery reforms, including  “focused factories”, accountable care organizations, and patient-centered medical homes.

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2016 A Typology of Payment Methods

With the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, CPR teamed up with the Urban Institute to explore how established and proposed payment methods and benefit design options work. This section of the project outlines a new payment typology that centers on the incentives inherent in payment methods rather than a classification based on the type of provider receiving the payment.

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2016 A Typology of Benefit Designs

With the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, CPR teamed up with the Urban Institute to explore how established and proposed payment methods and benefit design options work. This section of the project develops a new typology of benefit designs under two categories—cost sharing and contingent coverage—and focuses on designs that have the potential to change consumer behavior and its alignment with payment reform.

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2015 Legal Brief on Popular Arguments Against Price Transparency

An addendum to CPR and HCI3 ’s 2015 Report Card on State Price Transparency Laws, this brief outlines the legal arguments commonly used to explain the lack of transparency in the health care system and what states can do to overcome them.

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