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.
Combinations of State-Based Health Care Policies to Constrain Commercial Prices and Rebalance Market Power
It’s become painfully apparent that health care doesn’t adhere to the laws of economics, and well-meaning market-based interventions (price transparency, consumer-driven health plans, innovative care delivery models, even provider payment reform) cannot exert enough pressure to right this capsized ship. With this degree of dysfunction, we need a more powerful force to referee the marketplace and level the playing field.
We need government intervention – specifically, state government intervention.
CPR evaluated seven market-shaping enterprises (MSE) vendors and interviewed industry experts to uncover how, why and whether these vendors can reshape the harmful incentives that underpin rising health care costs.
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.Download
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.Download
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.Download
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.
Download this compendium of payment reform strategies, to learn about the landscape of payment reform strategies pioneered through Medicaid Managed Care agencies!Download
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.Download
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.Download
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.
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.Download
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.Download
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.Download