Creating the Health
Care System Employers
are Proud to Offer
PBGH operates as a change agent designing, implementing and spreading innovative programs and best practices to increase health care value.
Creating the Health
Care System Employers
are Proud to Offer
PBGH operates as a change agent designing, implementing and spreading innovative programs and best practices to increase health care value.
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Employer and purchaser‑only for over thirty years
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Our strategies incorporate a wide range of approaches, but all are informed by a single imperative:

Helping you receive the greatest value from every health care dollar your organization spends.

Featured

Covered California, CalPERS and Purchaser Business Group on Health to Launch Sweeping Quality Improvement Project to Modernize Primary Care for Californians

Covered California, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and the Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH) are partnering to launch a pilot program to promote improvement in primary care which will benefit all Californians.

Patients and Employers Agree: Congress Must Allow Medicare to Negotiate Lower Drug Prices for Americans

Patients and employers urge the House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees to move forward with H.R. 3, a bill that will empower Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices on behalf of Americans.

Vast Majority of Large Employers Surveyed Say Broader Government Role Will Be Necessary to Control Health Costs and Provide Coverage

Most business leaders favor increased anti-trust enforcement, prohibitions on anti-competitive practices, capping drug and hospital prices in non-competitive markets; a public option and lower medicare eligibility age seen as viable options.

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Building back better requires strengthening primary care

Many on the frontlines are not just tired but are also in precarious financial straits and lack the resources to “build back better.”

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How COVID-19 Transformed the Telehealth Industry

Under unprecedented economic pressures due to the pandemic large employers are looking for new ways to buy the best quality health care for their employees.

Congressional Democrats Gear Up for Public Option Debate in Next Legislative Package

“I have no doubt that it’s going to be a pretty epic fight.”

How Much Does a C-Section Cost? At One Hospital, Anywhere From $6,241 to $60,584.

The nation’s roughly 6,000 hospitals have begun to reveal the secret rates they negotiate with insurers for a range of procedures.

Events and Training

PBGH Primary Care Payment Reform Summit

On September 30, 2021, this virtual event, hosted by The Boeing Company, brought together large private employers and public purchasers to advance common priorities for innovative primary care payment reform.

PBGH: Financial Wellness Vendor Showcase

The Financial Wellness Vendor Showcase is an opportunity to interact with other employers and carefully curated financial wellness vendors.

CQC Webinar: Resilient Primary Care – Insights into Virtual Patient Engagement

Today, telehealth is more accepted by patients, providers and plans, but there may be disparities in how under-represented patients experience virtual care.

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Member Benefits

We are a purchaser-only coalition of the country’s largest and most influential private employers and public purchasers working to create the health care system organizations are proud to offer American workers. We harness the clout and concentrated power of our members to deliver impressive results rarely seen in the health care market, including avoided unnecessary procedures, reduced waste, payment reform and an overall reduction in total cost of care.