PBGH in the News

April 28, 2021

Employers, payers seek transparent pharmacy benefit models

More employers and health care payers are carving out their pharmacy benefit management as they seek more transparency.

April 16, 2021

Payers, providers clash over telehealth reimbursement as Congress mulls changes

As members of Congress decide how to expand access to telehealth after the pandemic, one of the biggest questions has centered around how much Medicare providers should be paid for virtual care.

March 26, 2021

Building back better requires strengthening primary care

Many on the frontlines are not just tired but are also in precarious financial straits and lack the resources to “build back better.”

March 23, 2021

Drugmakers prepare for the unusual: A defeat in Washington

Democrats’ next big bill could include drug price negotiations and other industry curbs. Pharma may not be able to fight it off this time.

March 15, 2021

How COVID-19 Transformed the Telehealth Industry

Under unprecedented economic pressures due to the pandemic large employers are looking for new ways to buy the best quality health care for their employees.

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March 1, 2021

Congressional Democrats Gear Up for Public Option Debate in Next Legislative Package

“I have no doubt that it’s going to be a pretty epic fight.”

February 16, 2021

How Much Does a C-Section Cost? At One Hospital, Anywhere From $6,241 to $60,584.

The nation’s roughly 6,000 hospitals have begun to reveal the secret rates they negotiate with insurers for a range of procedures.

January 22, 2021

Last-minute talks pushed surprise billing ban across finish line

Lawmakers banned surprise billing by including language in the massive COVID relief and federal spending package.

January 15, 2021

Federal regulators ask insurers for claims data

Powerful health systems have historically obfuscated pricing data to pad profits.

January 13, 2021

7 Health Care Priorities for Big Employers in 2021

The financial pressures created by COVID-19 are aggravating the already-enormous challenge of managing soaring healthcare costs.

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