Leadership Perspectives

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    I have often cited that employers, as the main purchasers of healthcare, sit on top of the supply chain and have the potential to lead the much-needed transformation of this market. While a number of substantive changes in this industry have come from Medicare, many improvements that have occurred in our public programs have been built on the learnings ...

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    On March 1st, the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions (the "National Alliance") submitted a letter to Senator Alexander's office in response to his request for recommendations on ways to reduce waste in the U.S. health care system. Read the full letter here .

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    State of the Union from the healthcare purchaser lens   Last night’s State of the Union address was light on healthcare, but here are a few key takeaways:   The Administration’s Drug Blueprint is still alive - After last week’s announcement proposing to eliminate drug rebates, the President refocused on the lack of pricing equity for drugs ...

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    This guest post by Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH, Founder and President, Foundation for Art & Healing originally published on September 25, 2018 on the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention   Lifesaver blog As a physician and public health expert, I was startled by two recent reports. We learned from a May 2018   Cigna survey   that nearly ...

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    Guest post by Robert Smith, executive director,   Colorado Business Group on Health,   written on September 7, 2018  Earlier last week I read an article from   The Washington Post   titled   Where Did Our Raises Go? To Health Care.   The piece not only pointed out that health care increases are usurping salary increases for middle class workers ...