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November 21, 2017 Media

The DRIVE Health Initiative urges CMS to promote value-based policies in recent comment letter

The DRIVE Health Initiative submitted comments to the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) in response to their request for information (RFI) "seeking...feedback on a new direction to promote patient-centered care and test market-driven reforms that empower beneficiaries as consumers, provide price transparency, increase choices and competition to drive quality, reduce costs, and improve outcomes." The DRIVE Health Initiative strongly recommends value-based purchasing strategies as the key to fixing our health care system, utilizing innovative programs such as the Medicare Centers of Excellence (MCOE) and Employer Centers of Excellence Network (ECEN).

September 15, 2017 Media

Op-Ed in the Morning Consult: Quality Affordable Health Care Is Within Our Reach

On behalf of the DRIVE Health Initiative, David Lansky of PBGH and Annette Guarisco-Fildes of ERIC penned a joint op-ed about how quality affordable healthcare is within our reach. The op-ed provides informative statistics and information about value-based care models, as well as the example of PGBH’s Employers Centers of Excellence Network (ECEN) and what our government leaders need to do to accelerate the transition from fee-for-service to value-based care.

July 13, 2017 Media

The DRIVE Health Initiative urges CMS to adopt alternative payment models in recent comment letter

The DRIVE Health Initiative submitted comments to The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in response to their request for information on, "...how to change existing regulations in ways that put patients first, promote greater consumer choice, enhance affordability and return more control over healthcare to the States," and "...innovative ideas that could help stabilize and strengthen the individual and small group health insurance markets." In the letter, The DRIVE Health Initiative urged adoption of alternative payment models under Medicare and provided specific ideas of how the agency could move forward.

May 1, 2017 Press Releases

DRIVE Health Launch Press Release

The DRIVE Health Initiative, led by employer groups The ERISA Industry Committee and the Pacific Business Group on Health, is a campaign to decrease costs, improve quality and vitalize the economy through value-based care. Read our full release.