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.
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.
A new survey of U.S. employers underscores the widening damage done by rising health care costs.
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.
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.
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.
Without congressional action, employers will be required to charge employees more to access telehealth services, creating a barrier to care.
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.
A new report presents five lessons to support the long-term use of telehealth services as a tool to deliver high-quality virtual 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.