Steady success. Premier’s Medicare ACOs consistently outperform the national average.

Significant results. Improve quality and manage costs, all while earning new income in the form of shared savings.

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    The COVID-19 Second Wave: Rating States’ Preparedness Efforts

The COVID-19 Second Wave: Rating States’ PreparednessEfforts

Premier surveyed members across the country to gain a better understanding of the best (and worst) COVID-19 strategies being deployed at the state level.

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    Premier Inc. Contracts with HHS on Data-Driven Initiative to Improve U.S. Maternal Health

Premier Inc. Contracts with HHS on Data-Driven Initiative to Improve U.S. MaternalHealth

Partnership leverages Premier’s dataset and proven methodology to scale advancements in care, driving stronger maternal and infant health outcomes in hospitals across the nation

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    Data Analysis: How CMS’s Proposed Reimbursement Changes Could Affect Medical Groups

Data Analysis: How CMS’s Proposed Reimbursement Changes Could Affect MedicalGroups

CMS’s proposal would recast providers’ productivity measures. Medical groups should understand the full impact to their compensation plans.

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    The New Rules of Margin Improvement

The New Rules of MarginImprovement

Building and sustaining margin improvement requires a technology-enabled and clinically focused approach across the entire organization.

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    BPCI Advanced Model Year 4: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

BPCI Advanced Model Year 4: Should I Stay or Should IGo?

Think that now is the time to exit BPCI Advanced? Not so fast. The programmatic changes may be less dramatic than they seem on the...

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    COVID-19 Meets Flu Season: Guidance for Medical Practices

COVID-19 Meets Flu Season: Guidance for MedicalPractices

Medical practices need to take the lessons learned from the first surge and create a plan to coexist with COVID-19 and flu season.

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    Premier Inc. Earns First Place in AHRQ Predictive Analytics Challenge

Premier Inc. Earns First Place in AHRQ Predictive AnalyticsChallenge

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has selected Premier as a first-place winner in the Bringing Predictive Analytics to Healthcare Challenge​.

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    Integrated Specialty Care Network Webinar: Specialist-Hospital Strategies to Return to Financial Stability

Integrated Specialty Care Network Webinar: Specialist-Hospital Strategies to Return to FinancialStability

Join us for this on-demand webinar for the Integrated Specialty Care Network. This network is designed to help organizations re-engineer cross specialty care practices, leveraging...

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    Integrated Specialty Care Network Webinar: A Deep Dive Into Implementing Premier’s Integrated Specialty Care Model

Integrated Specialty Care Network Webinar: A Deep Dive Into Implementing Premier’s Integrated Specialty CareModel

Join a panel of Premier experts for the second webinar in our series for the Integrated Specialty Care Network. This on-demand webinar describes many of...

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    Premier CEO Susan DeVore Gives Insider's Take on Healthcare Supply Chain

Premier CEO Susan DeVore Gives Insider’s Take on Healthcare SupplyChain

The Charlotte Business Journal talks with Susan DeVore about how the company continues to tackle challenges, and how Premier is positioning itself for the future.

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    How Experience in Alternative Payment Models Put Providers a Step Ahead in Pandemic Response

How Experience in Alternative Payment Models Put Providers a Step Ahead in PandemicResponse

Participants in APMs heavily relied on their population health capabilities to manage the COVID-19 pandemic and keep people staying at home healthy. Here's how.

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    How to Pandemic-Proof Our Health Care Payment System

How to Pandemic-Proof Our Health Care PaymentSystem

Premier's Aisha Pittman and Seth Edwards examine how to accelerate the movement to value-based models post-pandemic.

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    On Demand Webinar: Revenue Balancing: A Path to Financial Resiliency

On Demand Webinar: Revenue Balancing: A Path to FinancialResiliency

As health systems work to return to financial health post COVID-19, now is the time to establish margin surveillance across the continuum to inform revenue...

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    Virtual Visits Hit Record Usage, Increasing 149X During First Wave

Virtual Visits Hit Record Usage, Increasing 149X During FirstWave

Ambulatory providers using virtual health technologies grew from 2% in March to 70% by the end of April.

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    Premier’s Blair Childs on the Executive Order to Expand Telehealth Services

Premier’s Blair Childs on the Executive Order to Expand TelehealthServices

Premier's Blair Childs shares his perspective on the Aug. 3 executive order to further expand telehealth services during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Five Reasons Health Systems are Prioritizing Integration with Specialists

Five Reasons Health Systems are Prioritizing Integration withSpecialists

Health systems and specialists can reengineer care and improve financial sustainability through a team-based, coordinated and aligned model.

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    MIPS 2020 Reporting: Strategies to Succeed

MIPS 2020 Reporting: Strategies toSucceed

While reporting can be complex, it does not have to be a burden. Here are three things clinicians can do now.

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    Podcast with Mike Alkire and Dr. Jonathan Slotkin

Podcast with Mike Alkire and Dr. JonathanSlotkin

Premier's Mike Alkire and Dr. Slotkin discuss how technology and data is helping public health officials to keep a balance in opening the economy versus...

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    Three Must-Haves in Your New Medicaid Strategy

Three Must-Haves in Your New MedicaidStrategy

The increase in Medicaid enrollment will affect bottom lines, meaning providers need to reshape their population health strategies.

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    Integrated Specialty Care Network- Introductory Webinar

Integrated Specialty Care Network- IntroductoryWebinar

While navigating the complexities of COVID-19, it’s now even more necessary that hospitals and specialists take proactive measures to implement strategies that will improve patient...

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    COVID-19 May End Up Boosting Value-Based Payment

COVID-19 May End Up Boosting Value-BasedPayment

Premier's Joe Damore describes the rebirth of interest among providers in moving to capitated payments.

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    Disrupt or Be Disrupted: Aligning with Independent Physicians Post-Pandemic

Disrupt or Be Disrupted: Aligning with Independent PhysiciansPost-Pandemic

Amid the pandemic, health systems and physician practices are facing an unexpected side effect: increased activity from disruptors.

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    How ACO Claims Data Helped Save At-Risk Patients During the Pandemic

How ACO Claims Data Helped Save At-Risk Patients During thePandemic

Providers' population health infrastructures yielded better access to care resources and clinical outcomes during the crisis.

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    Ensuring Financial Sustainability Post-COVID-19

Ensuring Financial SustainabilityPost-COVID-19

As providers outline a roadmap for revenue recovery​, there are several factors adding an additional layer of complexity to their forecasting efforts.

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    Managing Medicaid Spending in the COVID-19 Era

Managing Medicaid Spending in the COVID-19Era

As states manage the COVID-19 crisis and think through reopening plans, a critical budgetary consideration will be increased health costs.

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    Download: A Medical Group Leader’s Guide to Navigating Post COVID-19

Download: A Medical Group Leader’s Guide to Navigating PostCOVID-19

Premier provides a guide and actional framework for navigating the current and post-COVID-19 effects on your ambulatory operation

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    On-Demand Webinar: Medical Group Leaders' Guide to Navigating Post COVID-19

On-Demand Webinar: Medical Group Leaders’ Guide to Navigating PostCOVID-19

To help you prepare, our experts will discuss the most pertinent operational, financial and clinical considerations for practices as they return to a “new normal,”...

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    Why Experts Still Believe in Haven’s Mission to Change Healthcare, Even Without Atul Gawande

Why Experts Still Believe in Haven’s Mission to Change Healthcare, Even Without AtulGawande

Innovative employers, partnered with the best providers, are most empowered to fix United States health care says Contigo's Jonathan Slotkin.

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    APM Providers More Likely to Manage Population Health During COVID-19

APM Providers More Likely to Manage Population Health DuringCOVID-19

More than 80% of APM participants use care management support to deal with COVID-19 patients compared to just half of providers that aren't in APMs.

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    Premier Inc. Survey: Clinically Integrated Networks in Alternative Payment Models Expanded Value-Based Care Capabilities to Manage COVID-19 Surge

Premier Inc. Survey: Clinically Integrated Networks in Alternative Payment Models Expanded Value-Based Care Capabilities to Manage COVID-19Surge

Participants in alternative payment models have drawn heavily on their population health capabilities to manage COVID-19.

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    Three Foundational Steps to Restart Elective Cases

Three Foundational Steps to Restart ElectiveCases

For providers, these three steps will help found a comprehensive strategy that restores operations without compromising trust and efficiency.

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    The Reopening Will Be Slower Than Expected

The Reopening Will Be Slower ThanExpected

There are certain actions that every employer will want to take to make sure their employees are safe, says Premier President Michael J. Alkire.

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    Four Post-Pandemic Realities for Medical Groups

Four Post-Pandemic Realities for MedicalGroups

Our learnings thus far tell us that industry leaders will need to think very differently about traditional practice operations moving forward.

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    Premier Says Thank You

Premier Says ThankYou

During this pandemic, Premier and our member hospitals are working hard to keep our neighbors and communities safe and healthy. And for that, we want...

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    From the Frontlines: 10 COVID-19 Learnings From New York

From the Frontlines: 10 COVID-19 Learnings From NewYork

Supply chain experts on the frontlines in New York state hospitals share their advice on what providers need to be doing today.

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    Four Ways to Help Prevent Physician, Staff Burnout During COVID-19

Four Ways to Help Prevent Physician, Staff Burnout DuringCOVID-19

With staff shortages likely to occur over the next few months, keeping staff healthy in mind and body should be of the upmost importance.

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    US Hospitals are Struggling to Respond to the Covid-19 Pandemic

US Hospitals are Struggling to Respond to the Covid-19Pandemic

Premier reported it had seen demand for surgical masks double from what they usually see.

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    Despite Overall Positive Reactions, Stakeholders Worry About Provider Burdens, Timelines of Interoperability Rules

Despite Overall Positive Reactions, Stakeholders Worry About Provider Burdens, Timelines of InteroperabilityRules

Premier's Meryl Bloomrosen comments on the timelines for interoperability rules especially considering the coronavirus outbreak.

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    How Culture Change Reflects the Realities of Value-Based Payment

How Culture Change Reflects the Realities of Value-BasedPayment

It’s important to reflect on the new culture we’ve formed and are nurturing across the industry.

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    What We’re Watching: February 18, 2020

What We’re Watching: February 18,2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) remains a top public health issue and we are continuing to keep an eye on it.

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    Medicare ACOs in Premier Inc. Collaborative Outperform Peers in Shared Savings by 21 Percent

Medicare ACOs in Premier Inc. Collaborative Outperform Peers in Shared Savings by 21Percent

Premier Medicare ACOs have reduced spending by more than $665 million, representing 13 percent of program savings nationwide since 2012.

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    Is Direct Contracting Next for Next Generation ACOs?

Is Direct Contracting Next for Next GenerationACOs?

Despite these successes, the NGACO model is set to sunset at the end of 2020 and CMS has indicated it does not plan to extend it.

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    Improving Value in Employer-Sponsored Healthcare

Improving Value in Employer-SponsoredHealthcare

Employers are transitioning into new care delivery models and designing employee benefits around them.

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    Moving From ‘Heads in Beds’ to Population Health: An Interview with Premier CEO Susan DeVore

Moving From ‘Heads in Beds’ to Population Health: An Interview with Premier CEO SusanDeVore

DeVore discusses the changing mindset required to transform health care with Health Evolution Editor-in-Chief Tom Sullivan.

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    What We’re Watching: January 21, 2020

What We’re Watching: January 21,2020

Susan DeVore outlines five expectations for the changes 2020 will bring to healthcare.

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    Healthcare Forecast 2020: What Board Members and Senior Leaders Need to Know

Healthcare Forecast 2020: What Board Members and Senior Leaders Need toKnow

Board members and senior management will need to become “uncomfortable” and consider new innovations and strategies.

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    Five Healthcare Trends For 2020

Five Healthcare Trends For2020

Premier CEO lays out trends on the horizon that could fundamentally alter the healthcare narrative well into the next decade.

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    Healthcare Companies use Technology and Data to Boost Primary Care Services

Healthcare Companies use Technology and Data to Boost Primary CareServices

There are a lot of things different today than what existed in the 1990s that would create a more conducive environment for technology-enabled primary care.

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    What’s on Your Priority List for BPCI Advanced?

What’s on Your Priority List for BPCIAdvanced?

While certain activities can wait, other components must be in place from the outset for organizations to achieve clinical goals and financial success.

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    Embrace Disruption to Turn Financial Pressures Into Opportunities

Embrace Disruption to Turn Financial Pressures IntoOpportunities

Susan DeVore discusses the financial pressures providers are facing in the Journal of Healthcare Management.

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    Complications Increase Vaginal Delivery Costs By 20%, Study Finds

Complications Increase Vaginal Delivery Costs By 20%, StudyFinds

Severe maternal morbidity factors can force women to stay hospital-bound for 70% longer, the analysis found.

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    Rise in Delivery Complications is Increasing Hospital Costs

Rise in Delivery Complications is Increasing HospitalCosts

Women are more likely to experience an unexpected outcome during delivery and it's adding to hospital costs, according to a new analysis from Premier.

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    Complications & Common Chronic Conditions Increase Hospitals’ Childbirth Costs by 20 Percent or More

Complications & Common Chronic Conditions Increase Hospitals’ Childbirth Costs by 20 Percent orMore

Severe maternal morbidity factors — the most serious type of childbirth complication — offer the greatest opportunity area to standardize care and save significant costs.

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    Pain Points and Solutions to Reduce Cost Variation in Maternal Care

Pain Points and Solutions to Reduce Cost Variation in MaternalCare

Five ways providers can overcome challenges to drive improvements for expecting mothers and newborns.

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    What We’re Watching: November 26, 2019

What We’re Watching: November 26,2019

The CDC provided an update​ to its core elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs and issued a report​ on antibiotic resistance threats.

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    How the HIV Care Model Can Inform Today’s Value-Based Movement

How the HIV Care Model Can Inform Today’s Value-BasedMovement

Looking at the HIV care model, there were three notable components working together to achieve successful population health management.

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    Montana Provider Improves Diabetes Care and Patient Outcomes

Montana Provider Improves Diabetes Care and PatientOutcomes

This study provided evidence on the effectiveness of a diabetes quality improvement initiative to achieve better patient outcomes by delivering evidence-based care.

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    New Premier Collaborative Network to Bring Walmart-style Cost Efficiency to Healthcare

New Premier Collaborative Network to Bring Walmart-style Cost Efficiency toHealthcare

A new organization backed by health systems is entering the race to help employers control the cost and improve the quality of healthcare.

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    Premier Launches Contigo Health to Fill Gaps in Hospital-Payer-Employer Relationship

Premier Launches Contigo Health to Fill Gaps in Hospital-Payer-EmployerRelationship

Contigo Health sets out to empower employers and health systems to scale what works to other markets for improved quality and lower costs.

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    Improving Maternal Health with Data and Care Coordination

Improving Maternal Health with Data and CareCoordination

When it comes to maternal and infant health, healthcare providers and lawmakers have been flying blind with many lives at stake.

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    Premier Launches Contigo Health to Stem Unnecessary Care

Premier Launches Contigo Health to Stem UnnecessaryCare

Premier has launched a new company that looks to pair health systems and employers to reduce clinical variation and unnecessary care.

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    Premier Inc. Forms Contigo Health™ to Help Health Systems and Employers Work Better, Together

Premier Inc. Forms Contigo Health™ to Help Health Systems and Employers Work Better,Together

Contigo Health plans to launch pilot programs with employers by partnering with health systems in select markets to eliminate unwarranted variation in care delivery.

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    What We’re Watching: November 12, 2019

What We’re Watching: November 12,2019

2019 has taught us that shortages don’t just apply to drugs.

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    Owning the Benefits of the Medicare Shared Savings Program

Owning the Benefits of the Medicare Shared SavingsProgram

With deadlines afoot for a program that could mean future success or duress for health systems, here's what providers should know.

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    Prepare for the Looming Mandatory Risk-based Payment Model in Oncology

Prepare for the Looming Mandatory Risk-based Payment Model inOncology

There are four critical strategies for managing risk to consider as these payment models continue to roll out.

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    Does Your Data Know Something You Don’t? Why You Should be Focused on Understanding Physician Variation

Does Your Data Know Something You Don’t? Why You Should be Focused on Understanding PhysicianVariation

The need to create more efficient and coordinated models of care has never been greater.

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    What We’re Watching: October 29, 2019

What We’re Watching: October 29,2019

We hear that major legislation may be introduced this week to address drug shortages.

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    Mothers: A Surprising Benefactor of Value-Based Care

Mothers: A Surprising Benefactor of Value-BasedCare

The move to value-based care is an important shift that will save mothers through whole-person care.

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