PBGH Announcements

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Lisa Zamosky
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October 25, 2021

Purchaser Business Group on Health Launches New Company, Emsana Health, to Develop Solutions that Meet the Specific Needs of Large Employers

Frustrated by Unmet Needs and Out-of-Control Costs, National Employer Group Launches a New Company and its First Business Unit, EmsanaRx, a Pharmacy Benefit Manager Built by Employers, for Employers

October 7, 2021

PBGH Hires Three New Executives to Accelerate Improvement in Health Care Quality and Affordability for America’s Largest Employers

The Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH), a nonprofit coalition committed to reducing health care costs while improving care quality and equity, has announced the addition of three veteran executives to accelerate the development of solutions designed to address the needs of health care purchasers and their employees, and to help its member organizations implement those programs.

October 6, 2021

PBGH Strongly Supports the No Surprises Act Interim Final Rule: A Big Win for Consumers and Employers

On Sept. 30, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury, released an interim final rule (IFR) implementing the No Surprises Act.

September 30, 2021

Quality Improvement Project to Modernize Primary Care Launched

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.

September 13, 2021

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.

September 7, 2021

EmployersRx: Congress Must Reduce Drug Costs for Everyone

Congressional leaders are currently drafting legislation that would allow the federal government to negotiate the price of high-cost drugs and those newly entering the market.

August 31, 2021

Final Approval Granted for the Sutter Health Settlement

The settlement agreement achieved in the Sutter Health case, along with the injunctive relief, will have a significant and beneficial economic impact.

August 12, 2021

PBGH Statement on President Biden’s Remarks on Lowering Drug Costs

Addressing health care costs, and in particular the cost of prescription drugs, is an economic issue. Earnings siphoned off by health care costs limit job creation and wage growth, divert investment and cripple competitiveness and innovation.

July 19, 2021

PBGH Statement in Response to CMS Raising Penalties for Hospitals Failing to Make Prices Public

We are very pleased that the Biden administration is signaling its intention to aggressively implement the previous administration’s hospital price transparency rule.

July 15, 2021

Purchaser Business Group on Health Appoints Four New Members to Its Board of Directors

The Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH) has announced the addition of four new board members.