National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions

Bret Jackson Suggests Drivers of Michigan's Low Hospital Prices

December 09, 2019

The unique market dynamics in Michigan have contributed to lower hospital prices, but it remains to be seen if recent policy changes will reveal these prices to be artificially depressed, according to Bret Jackson, president of the Economic Alliance for Michigan.

Lauren Vela Discusses Surprise Medical Billing and Price Transparency

July 11, 2019

Congressional efforts to end surprise medical billing have a real possibility of succeeding, but recent discussions around transparency have a lot more challenges, said Lauren Vela, senior director of the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH).

Collective Action Can Make Impossible Things Happen in Healthcare

June 28, 2019

Bringing together different stakeholders in healthcare to share the challenges they see and their own understanding of how to fix the problem can help make impossible things happen and bring change to the healthcare system, said Elizabeth Mitchell, president and chief executive officer, Pacific Business Group on Health.

Health as More Than Illness: Impact of Social Determinants and Trauma

June 26, 2019

Treating illnesses is important, but it would be a mistake to think that is the full extent of health. Panelists during the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions’ 2019 Leadership Summits, held June 24-26 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, discussed the impact of social determinants and past trauma on health and how employers can ensure they are addressing these issues to improve health and outcomes.