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RAND has released its “Nationwide Evaluation of Health Care Prices Paid by Private Health Plans Findings from Round 3 of an Employer-Led Transparency Initiative” Report

At the RAND web site you can find a full report or Click here for the report, an interactive map, and a downloadable Excel file with the entire database for all of the 46 States that are included in this year’s analysis of 3,000 US Medicare-certified short-stay hospitals for which they had sufficient data (e.g., 50 or more inpatient claims […] Read Article

Spring 2020 Hospital Safety Grades Have Been Released

A total of 40 Colorado hospitals received grades. “A” represents the best Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, followed in order by “B,” “C,” “D,” and “F. 16 Colorado hospitals received an “A” grade, 9 hospitals received a “B” grade, 13 hospitals received a “C” grade, 2 hospitals received a “D” grade a no hospitals in Colorado received an “F” grade. Read Article

CHIR Report-Assessing Responses to Increased Provider Consolidation

Rising health care prices have increased concerns about hospital and health system consolidation among policymakers, regulators, employers, and other purchasers of health coverage. With support from the National Institute for Health Care Reform Rising health care prices have increased concerns about hospital and health system consolidation among policymakers, regulators, employers, and other purchasers of health coverage. […] Read Article

“Transformation of Clinical Practices Initiative”

At the September CBGH Strategy Session Andrew Forbes and Allyson Gottsman presented the results of the “Transformation of Clinical Practices Initiative” or TCPI. Andrew and Allison showed specific examples of how the TCPI improved quality, reduced costs, and increased satisfaction with the patient care experience (not to mention improved physician satisfaction). Employers who want to […] Read Article

Denver-Area Market Assessment Report Released at Denver Chambers Today!

Today the Catalyst for Payment Reform released a report on innovative approaches to paying health care providers written in collaboration with the Colorado Business Group on Health and if you missed the strategy session today at the Denver metro Chambers of Commerce, you can still download that report here.  Denver_MA_Report_WebVersion (1).9.12.2019     Read Article

CBGH “Balance Scorecard for Taking Control of Health Spending”

“Balanced Scorecards” have been around since the 1990’s when Drs. Norton and Kaplan from Harvard promoted them as a means of monitoring complex problems by looking for a limited number of “leading indicators” (e.g., indicators of what to expect).   Until that time, the majority of organizations used complex spreadsheets comprised of numerous “lagging indicators” in […] Read Article

The Leapfrog Group 2019 Hospital Survey: Maternity Results & High Risk Surgeries Reports

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national health care watchdog organization has released its 2019 Maternity Care and High-Risk Surgeries Performed at American Hospitals Reports. These reports are based on the results of the 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, with data voluntarily submitted by more than 2000 U.S. 2019 Maternity Care Report This report provides an in-depth look at how participating […] Read Article