Leading employers launch bold payment reform initiative

Late last year, TMC Vision Team and Partnership Steering Committee member Suzanne Delbanco, PhD, was named Executive Director of Catalyst for Payment Reform, a collaboration among seven of the nation’s largest employers using their purchasing power to advocate for health care payment approaches that reduce costs and waste while spurring higher quality. CPR has created a national framework and toolkit to increase coordination of payment reform efforts and disseminate best practices so that they can be broadly implemented. Accounting for one in four hospital discharges, maternity care is the costliest hospital condition billed to private insurers, and represents a critical area on which to focus payment reform efforts.

Filed in Blueprint, News, Payment reform on Sun., Mar 6, 2011