A longtime leader in healthcare improvement, we’re developing new ways to revolutionize the industry.

We deliver transformative solutions that power real results. See how we can help.

Optimizing Supply Chain
Integrating Pharmacy
Maximizing Value-Based Care

Transforming healthcare is more than our objective, it’s in our DNA. We’re dedicated to ensuring better health is just the beginning.

At every level of leadership, Premier’s experts are driving healthcare forward.

Leadership
Board of Directors
Speakers Bureau

Premier is more than a GPO. Combining robust analytics with consulting and advocacy, we’re changing the healthcare landscape for the better.  

Collective purchasing power lowers costs across your organization.

Intelligence plus unparalleled analytics equals data-driven solutions.

It’s only impossible until it’s not. Premier and our team of experts are transforming care delivery.

Work with Premier members to lower costs, improve quality and safety and succeed in value-based care.

A voice for better healthcare policy is a voice for you.  

Working closely with our members, we’re developing products and services to solve your most complex challenges.

Lower costs, greater efficiencies and a healthier bottom line.

Proven practices that result in better outcomes.

Intersecting specialty drugs with better management and data-driven best practices.

Controlling your future with integrated care delivery practices.

More savings and ROI is a win-win.

Data diving to deliver insights you can act on.

Data, inquiry and intervention services.

Our most recent insights, articles and more, all in one place.  

Discover what leading healthcare providers are achieving through Premier membership.

Stay informed with our white papers, webinars and e-books.

Browse our blog for a taste of what’s new and what’s next in healthcare.

Premier’s perspectives have been solicited by nationally renowned publications. Read on.

Read Premier’s latest announcements.

Catch our policy statements and perspectives on the latest in DC.

What We’re Watching: October 30, 2018

MORE PUMPKINS IN THE PATCH

A new report suggests that nearly 34% of payments to healthcare providers were made through alternative payment models (APMs) in 2017. This includes shared-savings, shared-risk, bundled payments and population-based payment models across commercial and federal payment programs. And 12.5% of those payments were for downside risk.

What we’re saying: The popularity of APMs continues to grow, and with payers and retailers getting into the game, it’s just a matter of time before these payment models “ghost” the old fee-for-service system. Nearly 1,300 facilities are participating in the next CMS bundled payment program and we expect the upcoming MSSP final ruling to create even more incentives to join an APM. Meanwhile, our members are achieving savings, quality improvements and outperforming others in these programs.

WHAT BITES

Last week, a bipartisan group of nine lawmakers gave us goosebumps by calling on CMS to make key changes to its proposed MSSP redesign. The House members urged CMS to rethink two proposals: 1) Reducing the time new ACOs have in shared savings-only models from six to two years, and 2) lowering the shared savings rate from 50% to 25%.

What we’re saying: These proposed changes reflect Premier’s top concerns with the proposed rule. They also build on our work with ACOs in our population health collaborative to ensure that they are able to continue to generate savings for the Medicare program, as well as move the industry toward risk- and value-based care models. Read our comments for more on this.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

What We’re Watching is a weekly blog focused on the current events Premier is following and their relevance to the work of Premier and its members.

Login Register Change Registration