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2020 Press Releases

Pacific Business Group on Health Announces Shawn Gremminger as Director, Health Policy (March 2020)

2019 Press Releases

Leapfrog Announces 2019 Top Hospital Award for California Hospitals (December 2019)

Largest Physician Quality Improvement Initiative in California History Yields Huge Health Benefit for Patients, $345 Million in Savings (August 2019)

Pacific Business Group on Health Announces Elizabeth Mitchell as new President and CEO (March 2019)

2018 Press Releases

Contracting Tool Launched to Help Health Care Organizations Manage High-Need, High-Cost Populations (July 2018)

Tools Launched to Help Hospitals and Medical Practices Integrate Midwives (April 2018)

2017 Press Releases

PBGH CEO David Lansky is New Chair of Health Care Transformation Task Force (October 2017)

Medicare Advantage Can be Improved by Adopting Value-Based Health Plan Designs (June 2017)

Facing Rising Costs, Business Groups Urge Trump Administration to Accelerate Market-Based Health Care Reforms (May 2017)

Second Round of Grants Awarded to Business Coalitions for Innovative Practices in Healthcare Payment Reform (March 2017)

Grants Awarded to Business Coalitions for Innovative Practices in Healthcare Payment Reform (February 2017)

2016 Press Releases

Pacific Business Group on Health Optimistic About the Newly Finalized Quality Payment Program’s Potential to Catalyze Transformation Towards A More Person-Centered, High-Value Health Care System
San Francisco (October 2016)

Pacific Business Group on Health Applauds CMS and AHIP for Adoption of Core Quality Measures for Physicians

San Francisco (February 2016)

2015 Press Releases

Consumer-Purchaser Alliance, co-chaired by PBGH, Receives Prestigious Award
Washington (December 2015)

Lowe's Joins Pacific Business Group on Health
San Francisco (October 2015)

PBGH Receives $18 Million from Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative Award
San Francisco (September 2014)

2014 Press Releases

PBGH/RWJF Study Reveals Large Employers’ Health Policy Priorities
San Francisco (December 18, 2014)

PEEC 2014 Employer Survey Announcement
New York (December 15, 2014)

Center for Healthcare Transparency Awards $2.3M in Grants to Advance Transparency across the U.S.
Portland Maine (September 29, 2014

Consumer Reports Teams with CHPI to Rate 170 Physician Groups
New York and San Francisco (January 8, 2014

2013 Press Releases

New Survey Reveals Employers’ Plans, Preferences and Challenges Related to Private and Public Health Insurance Exchanges

New York (December 12, 2013)

Consumer-Purchaser Alliance Expands Commitment to Transforming How We Purchase Health Care
San Francisco (October 17, 2013)

PBGH, along with Walmart and Lowe's Announce First of its Kind Employers Centers of Excellence Network
(San Francisco, October 8, 2013)

PBGH Statement for Covered California's Qualified Health Plan Announcement
(San Francisco, May 23, 2013)

Anthem Blue Cross Foundation gives motivational interviewing grant to California Quality Collaborative
(San Francisco, March 11, 2013)

2012 Press Releases
PBGH Statement on the Supreme Court decision, June 28, 2012
(San Francisco, June 28, 2012)

PBGH and partners recieve $19 million grant to support 23,000 chronically ill Californians
(San Francisco, June 15, 2012)

2011 Press Releases

PBGH Board President Paul Fearer Appointed to California Health Insurance Exchange Board
(San Francisco, March 3, 2011)

2010 Press Releases

Bill Kramer Joins Pacific Business Group on Health as Executive Director of National Policy
(San Francisco, December 16, 2010)

Cal eConnect Appoints Carladenise Edwards as New Chief Executive Officer
(San Francisco, June 17, 2010)

Largest Initiative in California History to Measure Physician Performance Will Make Results Public
(San Francisco, April 19, 2010)

2009 Press Releases

California Quality Collaborative Wins First-Ever Innovators Award
(San Francisco, December 1, 2009)

Pacific Business Group on Health CEO David Lansky Appointed to National HIT Policy Committee.
(San Francisco, April 3, 2009)

Pacific Business Group on Health Hails Recommendations on Quality and Affordability as Major Step to Reforming Health Care
(Washington DC, March 24, 2009)

2008 Press Releases

Pacific Business Group on Health Advocates Health Reform through National Priorities Partnership
(Washington DC, November 17, 2008)

Employers and Addiction Experts Come Together at Commonwealth Club to Take Action to Reduce Smoking
(San Francisco, June 16, 2008)

Pacific Business Group on Health Supports Patient Charter On Physician Performance Measurement
(Washington DC, April 1, 2008)

Pacific Business Group on Health Appoints New President/CEO and Expands Policy Role
(San Francisco, January 31, 2008)

2007 Press Releases

Health reform must make sure care costs and quality are made public
(San Francisco, December 6, 2007)

Consumers, Health Care Purchasers Applaud Agreement On Physician Performance Reporting
(New York, October 29, 2007)

Health Care Reform Legislation Amended to Include Measures that Will Ensure Quality and Control Costs
(Sacramento, September 6, 2007)

Pacific Business Group on Health Describes Roadmap for Building Health Care Value
(San Francisco, August 6, 2007)

2006 Press Releases

National Business Coalition on Health Releases 2007 eValue8 RFI
(Washington DC, December 11, 2006)

More Than Thirty Business, Consumer, and Labor Groups Ask Congress to Recognize and Reward High Quality and Efficient Physicians when Addressing Medicare Payments
(Washington DC, December 5, 2006)

The Leapfrog Group Issues Call for Hospitals to Commit to New Policy on Health Care "Never Events"
(Washington DC, November 15, 2006)

PacAdvantage Will No Longer Provide Access to Health Insurance Offerings
(San Francisco, CA, August 11, 2006)

California Releases Report on Bypass Graft Surgery
(Sacramento, CA, March 21, 2006)

National Program Launched to Measure and Improve Physician Care: Local Efforts Will Bring Together Doctor "Report Cards"
(San Francisco, CA, March 1, 2006)

Two Renowned Healthcare Quality Leaders Join NQF Board of Directors
(Washington DC, February 17, 2006)

PBGH Announces Expansion of Executive Leadership Team: James C. Franklin Named President
(San Francisco, CA, January 13, 2006)

2005 Press Releases

California's Physician Groups Launch Program To Imrove Health Care Delivery
(Los Angeles, CA, November 29, 2005)

Diverse California Stakeholders Push for Medicare Reform
(Washington, DC, September 29, 2005)

Blue Shield of California Launches First Physician-Driven Efficiency Program in the State (Based Upon Study in Collaboration with Pacific Business Group on Health)
(San Francisco, CA, August 2, 2005)

PBGH Lauds Introduction of Medicare Value Purchasing Act of 2005
(San Francisco, CA, June 30, 2005)

UC Berkeley Honors PBGH with Public Health Hero Award
(San Francisco, CA, March 18, 2005)

Public Reporting of Heart Bypass Surgery Mortality Rates Helps Consumers Make Health Care Decisions
(San Francisco, CA, February, 2005)

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2000 Press Releases

Warner Pacific Picked to Become First General Agency to Market PacAdvantage
New Strategic Relationship Brings Health Insurance to More Small Employers

(San Francisco, CA, December 13, 2000)

PBGH Purchaser Members Take Action Over Health Net Decision To Let NCQA Accreditation Lapse
Large Purchasers Reaffirm Support for Accreditation to Verify Quality

(San Francisco, CA, October 26, 2000)

Overall Quality of Care Improves for California Consumers
California HMO and Medical Group Ratings Released

(San Francisco, CA, September 25, 2000)

Pursuit of High Quality Care Recognized by PBGH
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Nine Medical Groups Given Blue Ribbon Awards

(San Francisco, CA, September 14, 2000)

California Health Care Leaders Work Together in Anticipation of Federal HIPAA Regulations
(San Francisco, CA, August 15, 2000)

Pacific Business Group on Health Names Prominent Consumer Leader President and CEO
(San Francisco, CA, May 9, 2000)

Regional Employers Team Up with Statewide Business Consortium to Advance Health Care





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Lisa Zamosky
Chief Communications Officer 

Email: lzamosky@pbgh.org
Phone: 415.615.6310