PBGH in the News


December 23, 2020

A New Way Of Paying For Maternity Care Aims To Reduce C-Sections

Aligning payment with the best care for mom and baby is a PBGH priority. Read this NPR article on how this idea […]

December 23, 2020

PBGH Statement on Legislation Aimed at Lowering Drug Costs

PBGH applauds initiatives by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other members of the House leadership to reduce prescription drug costs.  Read […]

December 23, 2020

Published Results of PBGH’s Waste Free Formulary Available

PBGH’s ground-breaking work to identify and remove wasteful drugs from formularies of large self-insured employers is now published and available here.

December 23, 2020

Olivia Ross and ECEN featured on Relentless Health Podcast

PBGH’s Associate Director of the Employers Centers of Excellence Network (ECEN), Olivia Ross, is interviewed in this Relentless Health Value podcast. Listen in […]

December 23, 2020

The results from California’s largest physician quality improvement effort are in!

PBGH, L.A. Care Health Plan, and the Southwest Pediatric Practice Transformation Network, with CMS funding, have improved outcomes for 750,000 […]

December 23, 2020

Lauren Vela: Unity is Vital in the Transition toward Value-Based Care

Division among employers prolongs their inability to alter the healthcare system, but by acting together, value-based care will begin to spark change, said Lauren Vela, MBA, senior director, Member Value, Pacific Business Group on Health.

December 23, 2020

Leapfrog Group Never Events Report

A Never Event is a medical error that should never happen, but they still do.  The Leapfrog Group asks hospitals to take […]

December 23, 2020

PBGH Pushes for Lower Health Care Costs

Elizabeth Mitchell sent a letter to the Senate HELP Committee on Tuesday, following her influential testimony at the Committee’s hearing on June 18.  She continued to push for an end to surprise billing (including air ambulances), a reasonable benchmark for physician payments, reductions in drug costs, prohibitions on anti-competitive provider contracting terms, increased transparency (including for PBMs), and improvements in maternal and child health.  The bill is under active consideration by the Committee, and a final version will be made public soon.

December 23, 2020

Elizabeth Mitchell testified before 6/18 Senate HELP Committee

Read and listen to PBGH President and CEO Elizabeth Mitchell’s testimony before the U.S. Senate HELP Committee on June 18th and hear her share how care should and can be high quality and affordable.

December 23, 2020

Senators Agree Surprise Medical Bills Must Go. But How?

PBGH President & CEO Elizabeth Mitchell is quoted in this Kaiser Health News article on surprise medical billing.