PBGH Impact Report
Employers understand better than most that better health care costs less and that the quality of care delivered profoundly impacts people’s work, lives and productivity. That’s why PBGH works directly with employers and large public purchasers to advance initiatives that help them identify and purchase the highest quality health care services on behalf of working Americans.
Through the COVID-19 pandemic, PBGH has seen increased readiness from our members to take bold and unprecedented action to develop long-term approaches that will help reduce disparities in health care and increase access to high-quality and more affordable services for millions of employees, consumers and families nationwide.
PBGH has a 30-year history of success working closely with the country’s most innovative private employers and public health care purchasers and is widely recognized as having made some of the most pioneering and notable improvements to the quality of U.S. health care. Our most recent accomplishments build on that history of excellence and unrivaled success.
President and CEO
Achieving High-Quality Care Through Innovative Contracting and Payment Reform
Empowering Employers and Purchasers
Collectively harnessed a first-of-its-kind PBGH tool to track health plan performance and hold plans accountable for the delivery of high-quality care.
Of PBGH members relied on PBGH vendor assessments to make purchasing decisions.
Of success leveraged to create and launch an innovation studio and transparent PBM.
Driving Down Hospital Costs
Shaping Care for Better Patient Experience and Health Outcomes
Reducing Pharmacy Costs
Reduction in annual drug spending by implementing waste-free formularies that eliminate higher-priced, unnecessary drugs.
Identified potential savings by adopting biosimilars.
Reduction in total pharmacy spending negotiated with PBGH contract support and evaluation.
Billions saved by influencing groundbreaking legislation on prescription drug prices.
Driving the Conversation on Employers’ Behalf
Promoting change requires seizing opportunities to highlight employer perspectives on health care, drawing attention to the unsustainable condition of our current system and advocating for solutions that accelerate transformation. PBGH has worked to heighten awareness about some of health care’s most pressing issues.
60 Minutes interviews PBGH CEO about the landmark Sutter Health lawsuit
“The more hospitals [Sutter] acquired, the more physicians they acquired, the more leverage they had in the market.”
CEO Elizabeth Mitchell
Employer and Purchaser Only for More Than 30 years
PBGH members collectively spend $350 billion annually on health care services.
Nearly 40 private employers and public entities purchasing health care services for more than 21 million Americans and their families.