Founded in 1989, Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) is one of the nation's leading non-profit business coalitions focused on health care. We help leverage the power of our 60 large purchaser members who spend 12 billion dollars annually to provide health care coverage to more than 3 million employees, retirees and dependents in California alone.
PBGH works on many fronts to improve the quality and affordability of health care,often in close partnership with health insurance plans, physician groups, consumer organizations, and others concerned about our health care system.
PBGH is an influential change agent demanding increased value in the health care system. Through collaborative purchaser action and support for systemic change initiatives, we drive improvement in affordability, quality and service.
A health care system accountable for the quality, cost and outcomes of care, where consumers are motivated to seek the right care at the right price and providers are motivated to offer higher quality, affordable care.
PBGH’s has four key strategies to achieve our vision. Under each strategy, we have specific goals and metrics. Learn more here.
Supporting consumers with information and incentives to choose the right care at the right price
Ensuring providers are rewarded for quality and efficiency
Supporting the health care system to achieve improved outcomes at a better price
Helping policymakers create public policies that improve care and reduce costs
We offer a range of Purchaser Services to help our members assess the value of the health care programs they purchase and engage with health insurers and providers to improve quality and affordability.