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Seize the Day: free resources for benefit managers

June 17, 2019

Are you someone who manages health care benefits within a private company or a public agency, aka a “purchaser”? Have…

Lemon-ade

Got hospital “lemons” in your network? Ditch them or make lemon-“aid”?

October 22, 2019

A few weeks ago, we published a blog post on the challenges of building a high-performance network (HPN).  We landed…

Chapin White

Chapin White on the Employer Hospital Price Transparency Project

October 14, 2019

Price transparency is not one-size-fits-all. The optimal price information for a patient is different from the price transparency a physician…

Finding value with CPR’s Data Warehouse & Analytics Evaluation project

October 07, 2019

Data warehouse and analytics vendors are important partners for the employers and other health care purchasers who self-fund health care…

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Tricia McGinnis on how Medicaid MCOs approach Social Determinants of Health

September 24, 2019

How and why are social determinants of health programs making their way into the Medicaid managed care realm? To find…

Cost Neutral plan by Mark Fendrick

Mark Fendrick on unveiling a cost-neutral Value-Based Insurance Design option

September 10, 2019

Listen in as Mark Fendrick, Director of the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design and a practicing general…

Brooks Daverman

Brooks Daverman on Tennessee Medicaid’s bundled payment success

August 26, 2019

Listen in to Brooks Daverman, Deputy Director of TennCare (Tennessee’s Medicaid program), debate Catalyst for Payment Reform’s Suzanne Delbanco on…

Cheryl DeMars

Cheryl DeMars on achieving longevity in group health care purchasing

August 19, 2019

Listen in as Suzanne Delbanco calls Cheryl DeMars, President & CEO of The Alliance – a cooperative of 240 self-funded…

High Performance Network

You can’t build a network by casting a net

July 29, 2019

Unpacking the complexity of high-performance network design The National Business Group on Health (NBGH) predicted that by 2018 a staggering…

Trent Haywood

Trent Haywood on BCBSA’s role in addressing community barriers to health

July 29, 2019

Listen in as Trent Haywood, MD, JD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of the Blue Cross Blue Shield…

federal proposals

Can surprise billing happen to you?

July 22, 2019

Last week, we told you about a $4,999 surprise bill. I didn’t have a $4,999 surprise, but it was close.…

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