Suzanne Delbanco, PhD, MPH

Suzanne F. Delbanco is the executive director of Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR), an independent, non-profit corporation working to catalyze employers, public purchasers, and others to implement strategies that produce higher-value healthcare and improve the functioning of the healthcare marketplace. In addition to her duties at CPR, Suzanne serves on the advisory board of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Institute. Previously, Suzanne was the founding CEO of The Leapfrog Group. She holds a PhD in Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy and a MPH from the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley.


Contributor: Do Health Plans Have a Plan to Help Employer-Purchasers Get Better Value?

May 13, 2021

This article is co-written by Suzanne Delbanco, PhD, MPH, executive director, Andréa Caballero, MPA, program director, and Julianne McGarry, MPP, director of projects and research, for Catalyst for Payment Reform, and Robert S. Galvin, MD, chief executive officer, Equity Healthcare, LLC.

The Current Evidence for Bundled Payments

April 30, 2018

Results on bundled payment models are mostly promising, but not consistent. However, while most program results trend in the positive direction, many of studies on bundled payments may not capture the full picture.

Variations in ACOs and Narrow Networks Challenge Efforts to Track Their Impact

January 04, 2018

Both accountable care organizations (ACOs) and narrow networks are important components of the value-based care movement. However, while there are features common to both models, Catalyst for Payment Reform has learned that what constitutes ACOs and narrow networks is inconsistent across health plans.