Catalyst for Payment Reform

What’s Next? Purchaser Priorities with Catalyst for Payment Reform & Willis Towers Watson

What’s Next? Purchaser Priorities with Catalyst for Payment Reform & Willis Towers Watson

Purchasers who align their demands send a stronger signal to health plans and other stakeholders.

A collective set of demands and asks is a proven way to bring purchaser priorities into reality. By asking for the same thing, purchasers were able to gain access to new benefit design products like Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO), high-deductible health plans (HDHPs), and, most recently, co-pay only plans.  Furthermore, CPR has harnessed purchasers’ energy over the last decade to catalyze more payment reform and price transparency as well as increased awareness around the perils of reduced provider competition.

Looking ahead, what are the purchaser priorities for 2022 and beyond? And, how can purchasers – and their brokers and consultants – align with one another to bring continued improvements to life?

In this webcast, CPR’s executive director, Suzanne Delbanco, speaks about the importance of purchaser alignment.  Then, CPR’s director of projects & research, Julianne McGarry, introduces viewers to CPR’s Aligned Sourcing & Contracting Tools, which contain the top areas where purchaser alignment is critical.

Lastly, CPR’s director of member services, Ryan Olmstead, moderates a panel featuring two consultants from Willis Towers Watson: Jeffrey Levin-Scherz, MD and Population Health Leader, and Drew Hodgson, FSA MAAA and National Health Care Practice Delivery Leader. Together, Jeff and Drew offer their expert perspectives in several areas, including:

  • Purchaser alignment vs. customization,
  • High prices & provider competition,
  • Transparency,
  • Payment & care delivery reform, and
  • Benefit & network design.

This event is part of CPR’s suite of 2021 webinars.   

Recorded June 23, 2021