For NCHC’s first Member Spotlight, we are thrilled to feature Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH). PBGH represents the interests of dozens of private and public purchasers working towards the same goal—an improved and innovative healthcare system that benefits the American public.
Founded as an organization for purchasers, its members include some of the largest national and regional companies in the U.S. By drawing on its members’ own experience testing healthcare innovations, PBGH is able to identify what’s working and help other purchasers bring those models to scale.
One noteworthy effort has been PBGH’s Intensive Outpatient Care Program (IOCP), designed to better coordinate care for medically complex and chronically ill patients and, in turn, cut costs and unnecessarily duplicated services. Funded by a three-year Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) grant, IOCP is now operating across five states (CA, WA, AZ, NV, and ID) in partnership with 23 physician groups.
Preliminary data from earlier tests of this model with a commercially insured population show a reduction in costs of up to 20%.
IOCP is just one of the many innovative healthcare initiatives led by PBGH.
We applaud PBGH’s unwavering efforts to work towards affordability and efficiency and are pleased to work with them in this ever-changing healthcare environment. You can read more about where NCHC stands on CMMI and other similar innovative payment models here.