Catalyst for Payment Reform’s (CPR) toolkit designed to aid employers, health plans, and purchasers influence payment reform

Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR), a nonprofit organization composed of various health care purchasers, has created a toolkit with model health plan request-for-information (RFI) and contract language. NEBGH is a strong supporter of CPR’s efforts to increase the quality and reduce the costs of healthcare. Geared towards employers’ evaluation of health plans during an RFI process, the toolkit provides employers with model contract language to use when formalizing their expectation that health plans implement innovative payment models, delivery models, and quality metrics. CPR’s toolkit also provides purchasers with detailed reviews of available payment and delivery models; key market attributes for consideration of payment reform designs; common vocabulary; and descriptions of prominent payment models, delivery systems, and general principles. For more information and to download CPR’s toolkit, visit http://www.catalyzepaymentreform.org/