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About the Pacific Business Group on Health

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PBGH’s Member organizations -- private employers and public agencies -- are the most powerful voice for consumers and patients in the U.S. Ultimately, the profound concern of purchasers about the high cost and poor quality of healthcare puts them on the same side as the American public when it comes to driving improvement throughout the healthcare system.

PBGH’s approach is to use the clout and concentrated power of our Member organizations to test innovative healthcare methods in specific markets, and then to take successful approaches to scale across the U.S.  PBGH also uses educational forums, user groups, and networking events to maximize our Members’ impact.

Since its inception, PBGH has made some of the most notable improvements to U.S. healthcare since, including launching the first public website displaying health plan, hospital and medical group quality and patient experience data, influencing the drafting of the Affordable Care Act to emphasize federal value purchasing and accountability, representing purchasers in the Meaningful Use Health IT roll-out, and implementing the Intensive Outpatient Care Program (IOCP) for Americans with serious chronic illness in five states.

Today, PBGH’s 45 professional staff members are dedicated to the success of 13 major PBGH programs, each of which promises to further PBGH’s important mission and vision.

Funded principally by contracts and grants, PBGH’s 2014 budgeted revenues totaled $19.1M.  The federal government, which awarded PBGH a significant innovation grant through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), represents the largest revenue portion (47%).  Although Member contributions represented a modest portion (10%), these contributions are critical as they symbolize Member interest in important change initiatives and catalyze funding from others.

2015 – Budgeted Revenue

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PBGH Mission

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.

PBGH Vision

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.

Download the PBGH 2015 Annual Report (pdf 2MB)


    Download the PBGH Introduction and 2013/2014 Annual Report (pdf 2MB)