PBGH in the News


December 23, 2020

Industry still determining what services are worth doing

The article showcases the value of all-payer-claims-databases to identify and address opportunities, and describes the grant-funded Virginia project to reduce waste

December 23, 2020

Policy Options to Help Employers Improve PBM Contracting Efficiency

PBGH’s partners on the waste free formulary part II project (Johns Hopkins University) penned this excellent article about PBM contracting. The Lower Healthcare Cost Act, to which PBGH contributed, holds promise for “fixing” a broken PBM business model.

December 23, 2020

Mental Health is Bigger than Mental Health, PBGH & IBI Regional Forum

The Pacific Business Group on Health and The Integrated Benefits Institute held a daylong symposium on high-value innovations by large employers and key stakeholders to improve behavioral health care, access, employee experience and outcomes.

December 23, 2020

Energy and Commerce Committee‘s Draft Legislation Will Provide Critical Protection for Consumers from Surprise Medical Bills

Members of PBGH join other employers and healthcare purchasers to stop the unfair and harmful surprise billing that takes place due to no fault of patients accessing healthcare that they believe is in-network, or for which they have no choice.  Read more here. 

December 23, 2020

Study: Employers Pay 240% More than Medicare for Hospital Care

In this new Forbes article PBGH’s CEO, Elizabeth Mitchell, comments on a newly released study illustrating wide variance between Medicare rates and what self-insured employers pay for hospital services.

December 23, 2020

Walmart, Other Employers Get Choosier About Workers’ Doctors

PBGH Members Walmart, Lowe’s and McKesson are featured in this Wall Street Journal article which highlights the success of PBGH’s Employer’s Centers of Excellence Network (ECEN). 

December 23, 2020

How Employers are Fixing Health Care

In a Harvard Business Review article coauthored by PBGH Board Chair, Lisa Woods, she outlines Walmart’s groundbreaking work to bring better health care to Walmart associates and transform care delivery for all. 

December 23, 2020

Walmart’s Lisa Woods talks Centers of Excellence

PBGH’s Board Chair, Lisa Woods, discusses Walmart’s work with PBGH’s Employers Centers of Excellence program with Catalyst for Payment Reform’s Suzanne Delbanco.  […]

December 23, 2020

Call the Midwife!

PBGH is leading the charge to promote and expand the use of nurse midwives in hospitals and physician practices. Midwives […]

December 23, 2020

PBGH & Leapfrog Announce 2018 Top Hospital Award for California Hospitals

PBGH and The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit aiming to improve health care quality for consumers and purchasers, announced 17 California have been named to its 2018 national list of Top Hospitals.