PBGH Health Value Index

Purchasers traditionally have had little leverage when it comes to ensuring that their health plan and other intermediaries consistently deliver the optimal mix of care value and quality. That’s why PBGH developed a first-of-its-kind tool that enables health care purchasers to collectively influence health plan decisions about supporting higher-value care.

The Health Value Index (formerly called the National Health Plan Playbook) includes nine performance indicators — selected by experts at PBGH in consultation with member companies — that create actionable insight into a purchaser’s health plan spending and incentivize both short- and long-term improvements in care for participating companies’ employees.

PBGH serves as the program’s facilitator on behalf of the more than two dozen large employers currently participating in this initiative. In that role, PBGH directly engages with health plans to track their performance against these selected metrics.


PBGH Health Value Index Summary Findings

In general, the results indicated opportunities to improve primary care payment, reduce low-value care and promote adoption of biosimilars to lower specialty drug spend.

PBGH Health Value Index Definitions

The PBGH Health Value Index is a set of seven performance domains selected by experts at PBGH in consultation with member companies.

Program Staff

Private: Emma Hoo
Director, Value-Based Purchasing
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Logan Waterman
Member Program Manager
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