Accelerate Transparency

Supporting consumers with information and incentives to choose the right care at the right price

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Redesign Care Delivery

Supporting the health care system to deliver better care at a better price

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Pay for Value

Ensuring providers of health care are rewarded for quality and efficiency

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Influence Policy

Helping policymakers create public policies that improve care and moderate costs

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For 25 years,
The Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) has helped purchasers nationwide improve the quality of health care and moderate health care cost increases. PBGH serves as a voice for purchasers, leveraging the strength of its 60 member companies, who provide health care coverage to 10 million Americans and their dependents.

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Latest News

Blogs and Publications

PBGH issued a Statement on the Delay of Meaningful Use Implementation the next step in implementation of the electronic health record (EHR) incentive program. May 2014

PBGH issued a Statement on the 12-Month “Temporary Fix” to the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR).  April 2014

Kate Chenok co-authored an article on Health Policy Implications of Outcomes Measurement in Orthopaedics in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research Oct. 2013.

Arnie Milstein co-authored  an article on How the Pioneer ACO Model Needs to Change in the Journal of the American Medical Association Oct. 2013

Kate Chenok wrote an article on shared decision making in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip and knee in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Sept. 2013

Kate Chenok along with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation issued a paper demystifying legal and regulatory issues related to implementing commercial bundled payments. Sept. 2013

Policy Brief on Price Transparency - why it is needed and what can be done to promote healthier competition based on price and quality.  August, 2013

Bill Kramer and Debra Ness take stock of initial pioneer ACO results for Health Affairs Blog, July 2013



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