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May 14, 2024

Purchaser Business Group on Health Releases Maternity Care Common Purchasing Agreement to Improve Outcomes for Mothers and Newborns

The Purchaser Business Group on Health announces the release of its Comprehensive Maternity Care Common Purchasing Agreement. With benefits leaders from Qualcomm and Walmart serving as co-chairs of the initiative, this resource seeks to improve maternal care and birth equity through a collective commitment among employers and public purchasers of health care.

April 15, 2024

Purchaser Business Group on Health Launches Program to Connect Employees to Top-Performing Primary and Specialty Care Providers

The Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH) announces the launch of PBGH’s groundbreaking Care Excellence Program in California. Designed to establish a gold standard in health care, this innovative program rigorously evaluates and identifies top-tier advanced primary care teams based on an employer and purchaser set of standards and shared quality metrics.

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December 12, 2023

PBGH Statement on House Passage of Lower Costs, More Transparency Act

Among other needed reforms, the LCMT advances site-neutral payment policies for a limited number of services so that patients are not charged more money based on where those services are provided.

December 6, 2023

2023 PBGH Moonshot Award Winners

Congratulations to this year’s PBGH Moonshot Award winners, who are recognized for reimagining the status quo to improve health care quality, affordability and equity.

November 16, 2023

Employer Coalition Urges Congress to Pass PBM Reforms This Year

EmployersRx and allies urge Congress to continue its momentum to eliminate PBM business practices driving up the cost of drugs for American businesses and workers.

May 16, 2023

EmsanaRx Forges New Path

Today, the Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH) announced the equity sale of its majority shares in EmsanaRx, the pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) it launched in October 2021 to address the lack of accountability of the PBM industry.

March 1, 2023

Elizabeth Mitchell To Represent Employers On California Board To Lower Health Care Costs

PBGH president and CEO appointed to the Health Care Affordability Board for California’s new Office of Health Care Affordability.

February 22, 2023

Purchaser Business Group on Health Hires Raymond Tsai, M.D. M.S. to Lead Primary Care Strategic Initiative

Dr. Tsai will lead the member organization’s strategic initiative to implement advanced primary care in markets across the country.

September 12, 2022

PBGH Announces Five-Year Plan, Goals to Reduce and Reallocate Health Care Spending in Push for Higher Value Care for its Members

PBGH announced a series of  strategic goals that will guide the organization over the next five years.

September 6, 2022

Two New Directors Elected to the PBGH Board

The Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH), a nonprofit coalition committed to reducing health care costs while improving care quality and equity, welcomes two veteran health care executives to its Board of Directors.