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
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
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,