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Public Release of Cost data for Imaging Procedures-FAQS

Why Does CIVHC Release Health Care Price Information? As administrator of Colorado All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD), the state’s most comprehensive healthcare claims database, and as part of the legislative intent of the CO APCD, Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC) provides facility-specific price and quality information for free! Imaging Prices Now […] Read Article

“How We See It- Industry Updates”

The verdict is in: Colorado Court Ruling Supports Reference-Based Pricing The Referenced-Based Pricing (RBP) reimbursement model in health insurance (does not include Rx, by the way) is an evolving self-insured plan/claim cost control model that has been in the market in various forms for about a decade. While there are some true believers in this […] Read Article

State of Colorado Joins CBGH on February 16th, 2018!

The Colorado Business Group on Health (CBGH) is pleased to announce that the State of Colorado has joined CBGH as a purchaser member. As a non-profit, multi-stakeholder coalition led by Colorado-based employers seeking to improve healthcare quality and cost trends, CBGH has provided market research and summaries as well as strategies and tools that support […] Read Article

A Problem Well Stated

“A problem well stated is a problem half-solved.” Charles Kettering Clearly health care presents both significant challenges, as well as opportunities for employers as health care purchasers.  With wide, wild, and apparently unwarranted variations in both provider pricing and quality (the two components of “value”), the opportunity to improve the value proposition of health care […] Read Article

Collaboration in 2018

Our Theme and Commitment for 2018 The opportunities to make health care work better for all Coloradans – better clinically and more affordably for patients, better financially for purchasers, better professionally and administratively simpler for providers, and better economically for communities – are both numerous and significant.  And, though illusive, they are achievable.  To realize […] Read Article

Part 3: Getting More Health, Not More Health Care

Employers who wish to improve the value-proposition of health care for both their employees and themselves must address both the supply and the demand variables in the equation. In the final part of this series on the Healthcare Value Problem, we’ll discuss two strategies that purchasers can use to buy more health, not more healthcare: […] Read Article

Part 1: Health Care’s Value Problem: Distinguishing Results and Causes

In 2016, an employer-sponsored PPO health plan for an American family of four cost an average of $25,826 – an eye-popping three-fold increase over 2001 when it was $8,414. That is the key finding recently released in the medical index report assembled by Milliman, a global consulting actuary. But it is not the only significant observation Milliman makes. Others include: Although the […] Read Article