For over 20 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.
PBGH sent a comment letter to Congress that applauds their efforts to reform the way Medicare pays physicians, and offers recommendations on the new policy.
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