Innovate Blog


September 9, 2022

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.

August 18, 2022

Historic Drug Legislation Passed: What It Means for Employers and American Workers

In the wake of the recent drug pricing reforms passed, learn six steps employers and purchasers can take to address the exceedingly high-cost burden of prescription drugs.

August 2, 2022

Study Finds Person-Centered Care Improves with Level of Provider Financial Risk

Medicare Advantage providers, particularly larger organizations, that are paid using full-risk capitation models outperform their lower risk counterparts when it comes to delivering person-centered care, a new study shows. 

June 10, 2022

Strengthening Primary Care: A Pilot with Four Large Purchasers

Together with the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA), PBGH brought together four large health care purchasers in California to pilot this set of performance measures that emphasize patient experience and outcomes.

May 23, 2022

Supporting Non-Hospital Birthing Options: Employer Strategies to Improve Quality

Faced with unacceptable results, employers are looking for pathways to improve maternal health care quality, affordability and the overall patient experience.

May 11, 2022

6 Things Every Employer Should Know About Their Pharmacy Benefit Manager

An industrywide lack of transparency, coupled with complex and often-confusing policies and contract terms, has opened the door to PBM profiteering.

April 14, 2022

Advice from a Purchaser Who Took on Health Care’s Status Quo and Won

Dig into the data. Read the fine print. Follow the money. That’s Marilyn Bartlett’s advice to employers and purchasers struggling to contain soaring health care costs and looking to gain greater transparency.

April 11, 2022

What the End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Will Mean for Employers

The current COVID-19 public health emergency declaration has now been in place for more than two years – since January 2020. While a new wave could cause its extension, it will most likely end this summer.

March 30, 2022

5 Policies to Create a Fair Health Care Market

This week, actuaries with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid projected health care spending will grow to reach almost $6.8 trillion by the year 2030 and consume nearly 20% of the country’s gross domestic product, or one in every five dollars spent.

March 2, 2022

What the Texas Ruling on the No Surprises Act Means for Employers

Last week, a federal district judge in Houston was the first to rule on one of the cases and sided with plaintiffs – the Texas Medical Association– effectively upending a vital portion of the rule implementing the decision.