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About the Pacific Business Group on Health

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Founded in 1989, Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) is one of the nation's leading non-profit business coalitions focused on health care. We help leverage the power of our 50 large purchaser members who spend 12 billion dollars annually to provide health care coverage to more than 3 million employees, retirees and dependents in California alone.

PBGH works on many fronts to improve the quality and affordability of health care,often in close partnership with health insurance plans, physician groups, consumer organizations, and others concerned about our health care system.

PBGH Mission

To improve the quality and availability of health care while moderating costs.

PBGH Vision

A health care system transparent about the quality, cost and outcomes of care, where consumers are motivated to seek the right care at the right price and providers are incentivized to offer better quality, more affordable care.

Key Strategies

PBGH’s has four key strategies to achieve our vision:

Engaging Consumers

Supporting consumers with information and incentives to choose the right care at the right price

Paying for Value

Ensuring providers are rewarded for quality and efficiency

Redesigning Care Delivery

Supporting the health care system to achieve improved outcomes at a better price

Advancing Value-Based Policy

Helping policymakers create public policies that improve care and reduce costs

    Purchaser Services

    We offer a range of Purchaser Services to help our members assess the value of the health care programs they purchase and engage with health insurers and providers to improve quality and affordability.