Innovate Blog


January 17, 2023

A CFO’s Guide to Health Plan Fiduciary Leadership

The Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) of 2021 mandates employer access to new and critically important insights into the prices they’re paying for employee health care services.

January 4, 2023

4 Key Employer Health Trends for 2023

With the pandemic’s grip finally easing, employers are shifting their focus toward key objectives that can support sustained improvements in health care quality and meaningful reductions in cost.

January 3, 2023

High Health Costs Hurting Employers’ Ability to Hire and Keep Workers

A new survey of U.S. employers underscores the widening damage done by rising health care costs.

December 22, 2022

Top 5 Blogs of 2022

The PBGH Innovate Blog features articles written by PBGH and other experts about PBMs and drug-price reform, health care market consolidation and the high prices it brings, efforts to lower health care costs, expanding access to advanced primary care and more. Here, the top five blogs of 2022.

December 15, 2022

No Surprises Act Facing Continued Pressure from Providers

In the courtroom and in the field, provider interests are continuing their full-court press to undermine elements of the No Surprises Act, federal legislation enacted to shield patients, payers and purchasers from exorbitant and unexpected out-of-network medical bills.

December 14, 2022

Better Data Collection Essential to Understanding and Addressing Health Inequities

Addressing health inequities has become a top priority for many employers, purchasers and health care providers. The ability to effectively collect a range of data points about patients and the care they receive is an essential component to creating meaningful change and ensuring populations achieve their full health potential.

November 17, 2022

Telehealth Waiver for High-Deductible Health Plans Facing Uncertain Future

Without congressional action, employers will be required to charge employees more to access telehealth services, creating a barrier to care.

November 8, 2022

Midterms 2022: 6 Health Care Public Policies Employers Should Watch

Outlined here are six possible implications of the election that large employers and purchasers – who provide health benefits for more than half the country – should watch.

October 21, 2022

5 Lessons for Achieving High-Quality Virtual Care

A new report presents five lessons to support the long-term use of telehealth services as a tool to deliver high-quality virtual care.

September 29, 2022

8 Steps to Implementing Advanced Primary Care

Despite these outsized benefits, misaligned financial incentives, chronic under-investment, infrastructure barriers and a lack of integration with other elements of care continue to severely constrain primary care’s impact on the health of American workers and families.