Federal Agencies Working on Value Initiatives
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
AHRQ's mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. AHRQ supports research that helps people make more informed decisions and improves the quality of health care services.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC's mission is "collaborating to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CMS is the federal agency overseeing the Medicare and Medicaid programs. CMS has been instrumental in promoting a move toward value-based purchasing of health services.
Health Care Improvement Foundation (SEPA region)
HCIF is an independent nonprofit organization that leads healthcare initiatives aimed at improving the safety, outcomes, and care experiences of all patients, residents and consumers across the Delaware Valley. HCIF is a member of GPBCH.
Drug Watch - Dangerous Drugs & Devices Awareness Group
Drug Watch is an awareness group that aims to educate the public about prescription/OTC drugs, medical devices, and the numerous health issues that are causing harm.
General Value-based Purchasing Resources
Institute for Health and Productivity Management
IHPM conducts research and education to establish the full value of employee health and maximize its impact on business performance
Integrated Benefits Institute
IBI provides employers and their supplier partners with resources for demonstrating the business value of health. GPBCH is a member of IBI.
Leapfrog Group on Patient Safety
The Leapfrog Group is a purchaser-led organization seeking to improve hospital quality and safety. GPBCH serves as the Leapfrog regional leader for Greater Philadelphia and Delaware, in partnership with the Delaware Valley Health Care Coalition.
National Business Group on Health
NBGH represents large employers in seeking policy and worksite solutions to health-related issues.
University of Michigan Center for Value-based Insurance Design
The V-BID Center is one of the nation's leading sources of information on value-based insurance design. GPBCH is actively promoting V-BID as one value-improvement strategy.
National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions (formerly NBCH)
The National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions (National Alliance) provides expertise, resources and a voice to its member coalitions across the country. GPBCH is a member of the National Alliance.
Local Resources for Employee Wellness Programs
Phila.Dept.of Public Health: Get Healthy Philly
Get Healthy Philly is the Health Department's centralized resource for information on promoting healthy lifestyles and population health in communities, homes, schools, and workplaces.
Other Local and National Public Reporting Organizations and Initiatives
CMS Hospital Compare
Hospital Compare reports on hospital performance, including consumer perception of care and clinical quality measures, using data from the Medicare program.
Hospital Safety Grade
The Leapfrog Group launched the Hospital Safety Grade in 2012 as a national safety measurement and reporting system for a majority of the nation’s hospitals.
Joint Commission Quality Check
This website fulfills the Joint Commission's longstanding commitment to providing meaningful information about the comparative performance of accredited organizations to the public.
Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council
PHC4 is an independent PA state agency seeking to contain healthcare costs through public reporting on costs and quality of care for the State, with an emphasis on hospital-level reporting.
Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Alliance
PHCQA is a nonprofit coalition of PA health care providers and insurers with the mission of improving the quality of patient health by developing a consistent, uniform, statewide approach to quality measurement. Performance data on Pennsylvania hospitals
Other Resources on Quality and Value
National Committee for Quality Assurance
NCQA is a national non-profit organization focused on measuring and improving health care through accreditation and standardized reporting of quality information for health plans and other organizations.
National Quality Forum
NQF serves as a national forum for creating consensus around standards for quality measurement and public reporting of quality data.
New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute
NJHCQI is a multi-stakeholder coalition seeking to undertake objectives that will ensure that safety, quality, accountability, and cost containment are all closely linked to the delivery of health care services in New Jersey. GPBCH and NJHCQI partner on e
The Commonwealth Fund
The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that aims to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable populations.
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Kaiser is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S., as well as the U.S. role in global health policy.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
RWJF conducts and funds research and demonstration programs to "improve the health and healthcare of all Americans." RWJF is a leading source of information on policy, public health, and private initiatives aimed at meeting this mission.
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