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Media Releases

More Than Half of All Payments to Doctors and Hospitals in Colorado’s Commercial and Medicaid Markets Tied to Value
November 13, 2018

67% of Commercial Payments and 37% of Payments from Medicaid Managed Care Organizations to Doctors and Hospitals in Virginia Now Tied to Value
October 23, 2018

Mental Health Marketplace Must Evolve to Meet Needs of Employers, Other Health Care Purchasers, and Their Enrollees
October 16, 2018

CPR & CAPC Release Guide for Employers on Care for Patients with Serious Illness
October 2, 2018

52% of Commercial Payments to Doctors and Hospitals in Garden State Now Tied to Value  – New Jersey Commercial Scorecard on Payment Reform
September 25, 2018

CPR To Help Identify Effective Mental Health Solutions
April 10, 2018

2018 Aligned Sourcing & Contracting Toolkit Release
January 23, 2018

In the News

To fix healthcare system, get down to specific problems and specific solutions
Northern Kentucky Tribune, February 14, 2019

Consumer price transparency: The healthcare CIO’s looming headache
CIO, February 7, 2019

Changing how we pay for healthcare to promote high-quality care, eliminate waste
Healthcare Dive, February 4, 2019

Move over mainstream: Alternative health options a road to better value
Employee Benefit News, January 24, 2019

NJ Consumers Shouldn’t Be Left in the Dark on Healthcare Costs
NJ Spotlight, January 17, 2019

Employers See Palliative Care as Option to Cut Health Costs
Workforce, January 11, 2019

Scoring progress on payment reform—what’s working, what’s not—one state at a time
Modern Healthcare, January 5, 2019

Oregon hospital costs website updated with new data
KTVZ, December 3, 2018

What benefits insiders are saying about the CVS-Aetna deal
Employee Benefit News, November 29, 2018

U.S. companies team up with hospitals to reduce employee maternity costs
Reuters, November 7, 2018

March to value-based healthcare results in ‘payviders’
Search Health IT, November 1, 2018

Healthcare Reform that Actually Reforms Something
The Bull Elephant, October 28, 2018

New data shows Virginia is increasingly rewarding value over volume in medical billing, but there’s still a lot of work to do
Virginia Mercury, October 24, 2018

67% of commercial insurer payments in Virginia tied to value, analysis finds
Becker’s Hospital Review, October 23, 2018

Report measures Virginia’s health-care payments
Virginia Business, October 23, 2018

Improving Care by Redesigning Payment
NEJM Catalyst, October 9, 2018

New Jersey hospitals vaccinations down, C-sections up despite value-based incentives
Becker’s Hospital Review, October 1, 2018

NJ upends how doctors get paid, so why do vaccination, C-section rates lag?
Asbury Park Press, September 26, 2018

All-payer claims databases: a work in progress
Modern Healthcare, September 15, 2018

4 ways to cut spending on inappropriate health care
BenefitsPRO, September 12, 2018

Is payment reform working?
Employee Benefit News, September 11, 2018

Outcomes, Growth of Value-based Payment Movement Remain Mixed
American Journal of Managed Care, September 10, 2018

Payment, benefits innovation play a role in reducing healthcare spending
Employee Benefit Adviser, September 5, 2018

Refining Price Transparency Tools to Increase Patient Use, Cut Costs
Patient Engagement IT, August 27, 2018

Is consolidation in health care good for employers?
BenefitsPRO, August 15, 2018

Employers Cut Insurers Out to Negotiate Better Health Costs
National Journal, August 13, 2018 [subscription required]

Do providers have the data chops to succeed with direct contracts?
Modern Healthcare, August 11, 2018

Mercer Offers Framework and Scorecard for Improving Employer Health Benefits
Plan Sponsor, August 9, 2018

GM contracts with health system for direct-to-employer option
Employee Benefit News, August 7, 2018

Reducing healthcare spending with payment and benefits innovation
Employee Benefit News, August 6, 2018

Employer Support is Needed to Help Payment Reform Succeed
AJMC, August 5, 2018

Overcoming 4 Barriers in Communicating High-Value Health Plans to Employees
Workforce, August 1, 2018

Can A Community Hospital Stick To Its Mission When It Goes For-Profit?
NPR, July 19, 2018

The State of the Evidence on Payment Reform
NEJM Catalyst, July 18, 2018

Employer Health Insurance Cost Growth Cut In Half
Healthcare Dive, July 12, 2018

Mental Health Conditions Are On The Rise, Affecting 1 in 5 American Adults
HR Dive, June 29, 2018

New Partnership Aims To Launch Employer Bundled Payment Programs
Healthcare Dive, June 27, 2018

You might be less likely to find health care price information today than in the past
The Advisory Board, June 25, 2018

Hospitals Roll Out Online Price Estimators As CMS Presses For Transparency
Modern Healthcare, June 22, 2018

Utilizing Community Resources, New Payment Models, Technology To Deliver Accountable Care 
American Journal of Managed Care, June 18, 2018

How Employers Can Get More Involved With Maternity Care
Workforce, June 12, 2018

If You Make Them Build It, They Still May Not Come
American Journal of Managed Care, June 3, 2018

CMS proposal for hospitals to publish prices raises tricky issues
Modern Healthcare, April 25, 2018

Humana launches maternity care bundled-payment model
Modern Healthcare, April 18, 2018

Employers may soon get new tools for assessing mental health services
HR Dive, April 12, 2018

Why Mariah Carey’s Bipolar Diagnosis Matters
Fortune, April 11, 2018

Opioid treatment costing employers big
Employee Benefits News, April 8, 2018

Price Transparency Crucial to Healthcare Consumerism Success
RevCycle Intelligence, March 26, 2018

Employers Making Sure That ACOs Measure Up
Workforce, March 20, 2018

Azar Demands Price Transparency, But How Will He Achieve It?
Modern Healthcare, March 19, 2018

More Employer Go Direct to Providers, Sidestepping Payers
Healthcare Dive, March 14, 2018

Amazon isn’t the only retail giant trying to remake health care
Bloomberg, March 8, 2018

Senators Ask for Help with Quality, Healthcare Price Transparency
RevCycle Intelligence, March 7, 2018

Accelerating the Value-Based Payment Transition Top HHS Priority
RevCycle Intelligence, March 6, 2018

Senators want more transparency on healthcare price transparency
Washington Examiner, March 1, 2018

Apple to launch health clinics for its employees
Employee Benefits News, February 28, 2018

New Jersey Providers Form Health Insurance Consortium
Modern Healthcare, February 27, 2018

Panel seeks cure for medical cost transparency
Great Falls Tribune, February 16, 2018

People save money and get awards for health care price shopping
Detroit Free Press, February 14, 2018

Disrupted: American healthcare has reached its tipping point
Modern Healthcare, February 3, 2018

Employers Struggle To Make A Dent in Health Costs
Morningstar, February 1, 2018

Health Effort by Amazon, Others Aim to Succeed Where Others Have Failed
The Wall Street Journal, February 1, 2018

Expert Advice For The Corporate Titans Taking On Health Care
Kaiser Health News, January 31, 2018

Experts Advice For The Corporate Titans Taking On Health Care
The Washington Post, January 31, 2018

Bundled Payment for Bundles of Joy
Managed Care Magazine, January 30, 2018

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Team Up to Try to Disrupt Health Care
The New York Times, January 30, 2018

Healthcare advice for Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, and Jamie Dimon
Los Angeles Times, January 30, 2018

More states put health prices online, but data quality is poor
Digital Commerce 360, January 5, 2018

Briefly Noted January 2018
Managed Care Magazine, January 1, 2018


Media Releases

Accountability for the Accountable Care Organization Movement
November 30, 2017

CPR Releases 2016 Annual Report
January 18, 2017

News Mentions

Employers, Health Plans and Providers Endorse Initiative to Standardize Performance Measures for Commercial Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in California
Business Insider, Markets, December 15, 2017

Catalyst for Payment Reform’s Suzanne Delbanco on ACO Measurement and the CVS-Aetna Deal
Healthcare Informatics, December 8, 2017

Consumer Choice for Health Care Lags Behind Rhetoric
Roll Call, December 4, 2017

Experts: Payers Will Forge Ahead with New Pay Models
MedPage Today, November 13, 2017

Altarum: 43 states get failing marks on healthcare price transparency
Healthcare Dive, November 10, 2017

Progress on Payment Reform: Dr. Patricia Salber Interviews Dr Suzanne Delbanco
American Journal of Managed Care, November 9, 2017

43 states receive ‘F’ for healthcare price transparency: Altarum
Becker’s Hospital Review, November 9, 2017

Patients Given Lacking Info for Making Healthcare Decisions
Patient Engagement HIT, November 9, 2017

Most Americans Still Lack a Sure Source of Health Care Price and Quality Information
Business Wire, November 8, 2017

Price, quality data on health care in short supply in most states
Rodexo, November 8, 2017

Report: Most States Fail with Healthcare Price, Quality Transparency
Healthcare Informatics, November 8, 2017

Price, quality data on health care in short supply in most states 
BenefitsPRO, November 8, 2017

Report: Healthcare Prices, Quality Information Remain Elusive In Most States, November 8, 2017

Healthcare Prices, Quality Information Remain Elusive in Most States
Forbes, November 8, 2017

Healthcare Prices, Quality Information Remain Elusive in Most States
Vox, November 8, 2017

Commentary: How Medicare’s Flawed Fee Schedule Harms Patients
Fortune, November 7, 2017

What’s Working? Project seeks to reveal effective treatments that reduce unnecessary spending 
Virginia Business,  October 27, 2017

Bringing Analytics to Virginia Healthcare
Bacon’s Rebellion,  October 27, 2017

Linda Schwimmer: New Scorecard Will Give a Better Sense of Whether APMs Are Working
American Journal of Managed Care, October 13, 2017

New Jersey to Put Payment Reform Scorecard to the Test
American Journal of Managed Care, October 12, 2017

Fee for Service Is Dead. Long Live Fee for Service?
Managed Care Magazine, September 2017

Virginia picked for health-care pilot program
Virginia Business, September 11, 2017

Few Patients Comparison Shop for Case Based on Price
Twin Cities Business,  August 16, 2017

Hospital Volumes Laid Low By High-Deductible Health Plans
Modern Healthcare,  August 10, 2017

St. Charles Prices Highest in State for Some Procedures
The Bulletin,  July 29, 2017

Is there any way to inject competition into its woeful performance?
The American Spectator, July 18, 2017

Integris Has Price Transparency Pegged
Health Leaders Media, July 10, 2017

How much will that knee surgery cost? Blue Cross launches tool to let customers compare provider prices
The Advocate, July 9, 2017

Viewpoint: It doesn’t matter whether bundles are prospective or retrospective
Becker’s Hospital Review, June 23, 2017

Employers are Key to Reform in Our New Health Care World
Workforce, June 12, 2017

Market Momentum, Spillover Effects, And Evidence-Based Decision Making on Payment Reform
Health Affairs Blog, May 24, 2017

Trump Expected to Advance Healthcare Transparency
HealthLeaders Media, January 26, 2017

Mixed P4P Impact on Disparities: Study
HFMA, January 13, 2017


Media Releases

CPR Launches Effort to Assess impact of Alternative Payment Models
October 26, 2016

2016 Report Card on State Price Transparency Laws Media Release
July 26, 2016

News Mentions

CPR Executive Director Suzanne Delbanco Among Modern Healthcare’s 100 Influentials

Modern Healthcare, August 20, 2016

After 16 Years of Debate, Legislation On Surprise Medical Bills Pushes Forward
California Healthline, August 30. 2016

Blog: Tales from the healthcare shopping front: Good luck finding a cheaper MRI
Modern Healthcare, August 22, 2016

PriceCheck: Florida Earns ‘F’ On Transparency Report Card
WUSF, Tampa, August 15, 2016

Incremental progress seen in price transparency, but report may rate A+ among journalists– July 28, 2016

43 States Fail To Make Health Price Information Available 

Forbes, July 26, 2016

Online Tools to Shop for Doctors Snag on Health Care’s Complexity 

New York Times, June 6, 2016



Media Releases

CPR & HCI3 Release 2015 Report Card on State Price Transparency Laws
July 8, 2015

First of its Kind Scorecard on Medicare Payments Shows Widespread Payment Reform
May 5, 2015

News Mentions

Most states do little to encourage health cost transparency

Health Leaders Media, July 10, 2015

California fails at giving patients actual medical prices, report shows

Los Angeles Times, July, 9 2015

California Receives Failing Grade for Health Care Cost Transparency

California Healthline, July 9, 2015

As consumers shoulder more costs, healthcare prices remain hidden in Florida, other states

Miami Herald, July 8, 2015

Health Care Price Information Still Elusive In Most States, July 8, 2015

Health Care Prices Remain a Secret in Most States

The Heartland Institute, July 8, 2015

Scorecard: Less Than Half of Medicare Payments Tied to Value

California Healthline, ‎May 7, 2015

Report to measure Medicare’s payment reform progress
Modern Healthcare, May 2, 2015

New York Private Insurance Still Mostly Pays Fee-for-Service
Modern Healthcare, May 1, 2015

Shopping tools help patients find cash prices for medical procedures
Los Angeles Times, Apr 19, 2015

Broad Agreement, and Big Questions, on Value-Based Payments

Capital, May 4, 2015



Media Releases

CPR Releases 2014 National Scorecard on Payment Reform
September 30, 2014

CPR &HCI3 Release 2014 Report Card on State Price Transparency Laws
March 25, 2014

News Mentions

40% of reimbursements are value based
Fierce Healthcare, October 1, 2014

Good news and bad news about value based health care
Forbes, October 1, 2014

More insurers change how they pay medical providers
Kaiser Health News, September 30, 2014

Value based payment jumps, and yet
Health Affairs, September 30, 2014

Employers’ reform scorecard shows continuing shift
California Healthline, September 30, 2014

Reform update: capitated payments more acceptable to providers
Modern Healthcare, September 30, 2014

How insurers are adjusting payment to medical providers
Marketplace, September 30, 2014

It is time to get mad about the outrageous cost of health care
Consumer Reports, September 2014 

States fight against provider consolidation
Fierce Health Payer, July 22, 2014

Coordinated care for those nearing life’s end
KQED, June 22, 2014

Making costs clear
Beckers CFO, May 30, 2014

Pay-for-performance Q & A with Suzanne Delbanco
Beckers Hospital Review, May 1, 2014

Nearly every state flunks price transparency
MarketWatch, March15, 2014

Most states score poorly on price transparency
Modern Healthcare, March 25, 2014

California, 44 states fail at posting medical prices
Los Angeles Times, March 25, 2014

Miami Children’s Hospital: part of a trend
Miami Herald, January 19, 2014

Hospitals, physicians face mounting policy and market pressure to disclose prices
Modern Healthcare, January 18, 2014


Media Releases

New CPR Report Examines State of the Art of Price Transparency Products
November 7, 2013

New CPR Case Study Spotlights SC Birth Outcomes Initiative
November 7, 2013

CPR Unveils California Scorecard on Payment Reform
September 27, 2013

CPR Unveils National Scorecard on Payment Reform
March 26, 2013

Better Maternity Care Could Save $5 Billion Annually
January 7, 2013

News Mentions

10 Characteristics of Effective Healthcare Price Transparency Tools
November 21, 2013

Study says better price transparency online tools, apps could ease fear of lower-cost health care
Modern Healthcare, November 20, 2013

Price transparency tools: the good news and challenges ahead
Health Affairs Blog, November 20, 2013

SC early birth initiative pays off in multiple ways
The State, November 7, 2013

Summit explores potential of price transparency to lower costs
UCSF News, October 2013

Organizations release paper touting referencing pricing use with bundled payments
Modern Healthcare, October 28, 2013

Large employers demand more bang for health care buck
Benefits Pro, June 24, 2013

Employers test plans that cap health costs
New York Times, June 23, 2013

Federal government, states could foster price transparency, panel told
Bloomberg BNA, June 19, 2013

Plans develop cost tools
Managed Healthcare Executive, June 1, 2013

Health care leaders to Senate Finance: price transparency can only go so far
MedCity, June 18, 2013

California calls for more disclosure of medical costs
Los Angeles Times, May 9, 2013

Price Transparency-why its an issue and where hospitals fit in
Beckers Hospital Review, April 26, 2013

Catalyst for Payment Reform pushes price transparency, value based payments
Dallas/Forth-Worth Healthcare Daily, April 16, 2013

Moving towards value
Managed HealthCare Executive, April 1, 2013

How Fortune 500 companies plan to cut health costs: Act like Medicare
The Washington Post, March 27, 2013

Value-based insurance plans gain momentum
ModernHealthcare, March 26, 2013

9 in 10 Health Plans Still Tied to FFS Model
HealthLeadersMedia, March 27, 2013

Payment Reform: A Promising Beginning, But Less Talk And More Action Is Needed
Health Affairs Blog, March 26, 2013

Slow Progress on Efforts to Pay for Value
Kaiser Health News/USA Today, March 26, 2013

Many States Don’t Require Disclosure of Prices for Medical Procedures
Washington Post, March 26, 2013

First Ever National Scorecard on Progress With Payment Reform
Commonwealth Fund Blog, March 26, 2013
and read a response to a comment from CPR’ Executive Director

Most States Earn an “F” in Price Transparency
Modern Healthcare, March 18, 2013

California Scores Poorly on Posting Healthcare Prices
Los Angeles Times, March 18, 2013

Health Care Prices Remain a Mystery in Most States
Forbes, March 18, 2013

Most of U.S. Flunks Health Price Transparency Test
Marketwatch, March 18, 2013

Health Care Price Transparency For All: Our View
USA Today, March 5, 2013

Employers Push Price Transparency

San Francisco Business Times, January, 2013

How Cutting Costs $5 Billion Can Improve Birth Results
Bloomberg, January 8, 2013

U.S. Loses Billions in Unneeded C-Sections
The Hill, January 7, 2013



Media Releases

Tenn Care Joins Catalyst for Payment Reform
December 19, 2012

New Report Highlights Strategies to Mitigate Provider Market Power, the Leading Driver of Health Care Cost
November 14, 2012

Catalyst for Payment Reform Issues Call to Action to Plans; Providers: Give Us Your Price Data
November 1, 2012

News Mentions

2020 Vision on Payment Reform
Hospitals and Health Networks, December, 2012

Get Ready for Price Transparency
Health Leaders, November 30, 2012

Provider Consolidation and Health Spending: Responding to A Growing Problem
Health Affairs Blog, November 14, 2012

Report Finds Hospital Mergers Drive Up Health Care Prices
KQED, November 14, 2012

Health Care Purchasers, Consumers Need Price Data if We Are Ever Going to Get to a System of Value-Based Care
The Healthcare Blog, November 2, 2012

Employers, Unions Ask For Greater Health Care Price Transparency
Kaiser Health News, November 1, 2012

Commentary: Catalyst for Payment Reform Calls for Price Transparency by 2014
Modern Healthcare, November 1, 2012

Health Insurance: Getting what you pay for
San Francisco Business Times, July 15, 2012

CPR for Fee-for-Service
Healthcare Financial Management Magazine, May 25, 2012

Medical Society Launches Panel on Doc-Payment Reform
Modern Healthcare, March 5, 2012


Media Releases

Major Employer Group Launches Two New Initiatives to Reform Health Care Using Payment Policies
December 6, 2011

Purchaser-Led Group Finds Little Experience with Shared-Risk Payment Among Health Care Providers and Payers
July 25, 2011

News Mentions

ACOs: Challenges and Opportunities
Healthcare Informatics, December 2011

Study notes lack of experience in key component of ACO’s: risk sharing
Modern Healthcare, July 25, 2011

Shared Savings or Shared Risk? For Each Model More Experience is Needed
Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute, July 2011

Joined at the Hip: Purchasers recognize need to work with providers to reform payment systems
Modern Healthcare, July 11, 2011

Catalyst for Payment Reform Offers Health Plan RFI
PLANSPONSOR, June 21, 2011

Reform Rule May Boost Costs
Business Insurance, April 18, 2011

Suzanne Delbanco of Catalyst for Payment Reform Discusses Ideas on Paying for Health Care – Video
California Healthline, March 23, 2011


Media Releases

Leading employers launch bold payment reform initiative, Catalyst for Payment Reform
October 21, 2010

News Mentions

Cut the Cost of Health Care: All Hands on Deck
FOX Business, December 3, 2010

High Hospital Rates Show Power Shift in Some Regions
NPR’s Health Blog, November 18, 2010 

Who’s to Blame for High Health Costs? Study Suggests One Answer
The Wall Street Journal Health Blog, November 18, 2010

Payment Study Points to Hospital Clout
Modern Healthcare, November 18, 2010

Providers, Hospitals Paid More by Private Insurers: Study
Business Insurance, November 18, 2010

 Catalyst for Payment Reform Initiative Launched to Accelerate Healthcare Payment Reforms
Managed Healthcare Executive, November 15, 2010

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