PBGH in the News

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Lisa Zamosky
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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.

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).