Centers of Excellence
Widespread variation in provider quality and efficiency is a major driver of health care costs. For health care purchasers who buy coverage for employees, this not only drives up health care costs but also affects employee productivity and absenteeism.
PBGH works with its members to identify the best performing, most efficient providers to control costs and to create benefit designs that encourage employees to seek high-value care. PBGH helped form one of the country’s highest-quality and most cost-effective centers-of-surgical-excellence networks.
Reducing Cost by Increasing the Quality of Employee Care
PBGH in partnership with eight large employers designed the Employers Centers of Excellence (ECEN) program to increase employees’ access to high-quality care for elective surgeries.
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.
Employers, providers team up for health care savings with employer-purchased care agreements
University Hospitals announced that University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center was recently selected as a national Center for Excellence.
Why GE, Boeing, Lowe’s, and Walmart Are Directly Buying Health Care for Employees
Bundled payments in health care have gained favor because they can reduce costs and help improve outcomes.
ECEN Frequently Asked Questions
The Employers Centers of Excellence Network capitalizes on the strength of PBGH to organize and deliver a program that
provides our associates with exceptional care, the right treatment at the right time.