PBGH in the News

April 16, 2021

Payers, providers clash over telehealth reimbursement as Congress mulls changes

“One of the main benefits of telehealth is it can be offered at a lower price,” said Shawn Gremminger, director […]

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 […]

March 23, 2021

Drugmakers prepare for the unusual: A defeat in Washington

“We’re ready to play ball, and I think that having big employers on board could do a lot for Democrats […]

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’m still not confident it’s going to happen, but I think Democrats have to try,” said Shawn Gremminger, director of […]

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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January 10, 2021

Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, Berkshire Hathaway disband Haven

The Pacific Business Group on Health created a narrow network of high-quality providers that its member employers contract with directly […]