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Delbanco believes the healthcare payment system needs “CPR”

Who better to help you beat the health reform blues than Suzanne F. Delbanco, PhD., executive director of Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR).

Delbanco is joining Peter Hayes, Principal for Healthcare Solutions and formerly with Hannaford Supermarkets, and John Moses, PhD, thought leader for behavior change and measurement with AON Hewitt, as national keynote speakers at MBGH September 8, 2011 Annual Conference, “Got the Health Reform Blues?”.  

CPR is working to coordinate action among the largest purchasers of health care and health plans to reform the way we pay for health care in the U.S. to improve quality and cost.   CPR believes that instead of just letting our current health care payment systems continue to drain value out of the care purchasers buy, new systems of payment need to be designed and implemented to “signal” the expectations purchasers have for better care.

Suzanne leads CPR’s efforts to get to these new payment systems by establishing a purchaser call to action, developing a payment reform toolkit, establishing a national payment reform scorecard to track progress in changing payment methods, and policy/advocacy.

The payment reform toolkit, built specifically for employers and purchasers with their needs and desires in mind, includes:         

  • A payment reform framework, that helps build a common understanding and language for payment across different stakeholder groups
  • A market assessment tool that provides purchasers in as specific market, such as Memphis, a process for assessing the value, and unintended consequences of different payment models
  • Action briefs (currently in production) which will provide in-depth review of payment model options, evidence of their impact, and steps purchasers can take to move forward.
  • Common RFP/RFI and contract language purchasers can use with health plans to achieve their desired results around payment reform.

Learn more about CPR and Suzanne Delbanco and register to come hear Suzanne in person at “Got the Health Reform Blues?” on September 8, 2011.

Posted by Cristie Travis at 3:14 PM

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