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CPR’s Top 5 Free Resources

CPR’s Top 5 Free Resources

CPR’s mission is to help employers and other health care purchasers get better value for their health care dollar.  We publish numerous free resources intended to benefit stakeholders across the health care ecosystem.  In addition, we provide free access to our resources to those who purchase health care on behalf of a population* (also known as “purchasers”). This helps put our high value purchasing resources into the hands of self-insured purchasers across the country.

To support our mission of empowering as many purchasers as possible, we charge a nominal fee for non-purchasers to access our paid resources. We also offer enterprise subscriptions for firms to access CPR resources at-scale.

Here is a round-up of our most popular FREE downloads from 2020.

Top 5 Free Resources from 2020

1. Bundled Payment Options in the 2020 Marketplace: A Guide for Employers and Other Health Care Purchasers: A report summarizing key findings and recommendations from CPR’s multi-pronged, year-long investigation on how to advance the implementation of bundled payment models.

2.  On-demand access to CPR’s three-part Webinar Series on High-Value Maternity Care. Webinars include:

  • California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC)’s Cathie Markow on the national maternal mortality and morbidity crisis and CMQCC’s Birth Equity Collaborative. Watch
  • UCSF’s Dr. Malini Nijagal, and Sara Rothstein, Director of the 32BJ Health Fund, on how payment reform and benefit design can help employers move the needle in maternity care. Watch
  • National Partnership for Women & Families’ Carol Sakala, PhD, MSPH, on how midwifery care, birth centers, home-based visits, and doula support can be high-value options for purchasers and lead to better birthing experiences for mothers. Watch

3. 2020 Report Card on State Price Transparency Laws: How accessible and user-friendly is health care price information in your state? CPR and The Source on Healthcare Price and Competition at the UC Hasting College of Law graded all 50 states on price transparency laws. In total, 16 states received a passing grade, compared to only seven states in the 2017 edition.

4. State Policies on Provider Market Power Report: Cataloguing state statutes as well as non-legislative efforts designed to address market power imbalances. Market power imbalances have been shown to enable anti-competitive practices and the escalation of health care costs.

5. Telehealth Get Started Brief: Learn how purchasers can effectively harness the power of telehealth for higher-value health care. The Get Started Brief includes data on telehealth utilization, policy considerations, and industry trends as well as a list of resources available to help purchasers understand their options.

Bonus Resource, Become a Super Purchaser (Video): Employers’ Forum of Indiana asked CPR to help transform its Employer Price Transparency Project website to gear up for the release of the 2020 RAND Hospital Price Transparency Study. The revamped website seeks to empower employers to take action on hospital price variation in their markets.

*If this description matches your role, create an account on by first filling out a quick online form. Once your account is activated, you can gain access to the bulk of CPR’s offerings for free.

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