Tag Archives: CalPERS

Moving The Needle On Primary Care: Covered California’s Strategy To Lower Costs And Improve Quality

Covered California, a state health insurance exchange, has taken advantage of its role as a purchaser to work with health plans and clinicians to implement policies to emphasize and enhance the role of primary care.

June 14, 2017

The Private Sector Can Lead In Delivery System And Payment Reform

The private sector has the ability to move quickly to test new approaches because it faces fewer political constraints than the federal government. However, employers as a whole have not maximized their role due to current federal policies and overall risk-aversion.

June 8, 2017

What Health Policy Analysts Can Learn From Development Economics

In the 1993 paper, economists Kevin Murphy, Robert Vishny and Andrei Shleifer distinguish between productive activities and rent-seeking. The very same model can be used to explain the dysfunctionality in our health care system, and help us understand why so many proposed reforms are completely...

October 13, 2015

Appropriate Use Of Reference Pricing Can Increase Value

CalPERS recognizes that insurer and provider-focused initiatives are hobbled if individual consumers are indifferent to the price of the care they select. More recently, therefore, CalPERS has implemented reference pricing as a consumer-oriented incentive that pursues the same core goals of...

July 7, 2015