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December 23, 2020

PBGH Policy Statement on COVID-19 Legislation

PBGH is closely monitoring the federal legislative response to COVID-19 on behalf of our members. This policy statement outlines PBGH’s priorities and positions, which are focused on steps that will improve the quality and affordability of the U.S. health care system – the core elements of PBGH’s mission.

December 23, 2020

PBGH Sends Letters to Congressional Members on Surprise Medical Billing Proposals

Read the letters distributed by the Pacific Business Group on Health to the members and staff of the House Education & […]

December 23, 2020

PBGH Issues Statement on Ways & Means Proposal to Address Surprise Medical Billing

Read the statement issued by PBGH CEO Elizabeth Mitchell on the recently unveiled legislative text of the Consumer Protections Against Surprise Medical […]

December 23, 2020

Save 4-25% off your PBM Spend

PBGH partnered with Johns Hopkins University and Integrity Pharmaceutical Advisors (IPA) to disseminate a guide that includes tips for employers […]

December 23, 2020

PBGH Statement on Legislation Aimed at Lowering Drug Costs

PBGH applauds initiatives by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other members of the House leadership to reduce prescription drug costs.  Read […]

December 23, 2020

PBGH Pushes for Lower Health Care Costs

Elizabeth Mitchell sent a letter to the Senate HELP Committee on Tuesday, following her influential testimony at the Committee’s hearing on June 18.  She continued to push for an end to surprise billing (including air ambulances), a reasonable benchmark for physician payments, reductions in drug costs, prohibitions on anti-competitive provider contracting terms, increased transparency (including for PBMs), and improvements in maternal and child health.  The bill is under active consideration by the Committee, and a final version will be made public soon.

December 23, 2020

Mental Health is Bigger than Mental Health, PBGH & IBI Regional Forum

The Pacific Business Group on Health and The Integrated Benefits Institute held a daylong symposium on high-value innovations by large employers and key stakeholders to improve behavioral health care, access, employee experience and outcomes.

December 23, 2020

Energy and Commerce Committee‘s Draft Legislation Will Provide Critical Protection for Consumers from Surprise Medical Bills

Members of PBGH join other employers and healthcare purchasers to stop the unfair and harmful surprise billing that takes place due to no fault of patients accessing healthcare that they believe is in-network, or for which they have no choice.  Read more here. 

December 23, 2020

PBGH & Leapfrog Announce 2018 Top Hospital Award for California Hospitals

PBGH and The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit aiming to improve health care quality for consumers and purchasers, announced 17 California have been named to its 2018 national list of Top Hospitals. 

December 4, 2020

EmployersRx calls on Congress and industry to ensure fair and reasonable pricing for COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutic drugs.

As the COVID-19 crisis will only end when people have access to effective vaccines and therapeutic drugs, EmployersRx urges legislators, manufacturers and providers to ensure fair and reasonable pricing of these shortly anticipated treatments.