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2010 Press Releases

Bill Kramer Joins Pacific Business Group on Health as Executive Director of National Policy
(San Francisco, December 16, 2010)

Cal eConnect Appoints Carladenise Edwards as New Chief Executive Officer
(San Francisco, June 17, 2010)

Largest Initiative in California History to Measure Physician Performance Will Make Results Public
(San Francisco, April 19, 2010)

2009 Press Releases

California Quality Collaborative Wins First-Ever Innovators Award
(San Francisco, December 1, 2009)

Pacific Business Group on Health CEO David Lansky Appointed to National HIT Policy Committee
(San Francisco, April 3, 2009)

Pacific Business Group on Health Hails Recommendations on Quality and Affordability as Major Step to Reforming Health Care
(Washington DC, March 24, 2009)

2008 Press Releases

Pacific Business Group on Health Advocates Health Reform through National Priorities Partnership
(Washington DC, November 17, 2008)

Employers and Addiction Experts Come Together at Commonwealth Club to Take Action to Reduce Smoking
(San Francisco, June 16, 2008)

Pacific Business Group on Health Supports Patient Charter On Physician Performance Measurement
(Washington DC, April 1, 2008)

Pacific Business Group on Health Appoints New President/CEO and Expands Policy Role
(San Francisco, January 31, 2008)

2007 Press Releases

Health reform must make sure care costs and quality are made public
(San Francisco, December 6, 2007)

Consumers, Health Care Purchasers Applaud Agreement On Physician Performance Reporting
(New York, October 29, 2007)

Health Care Reform Legislation Amended to Include Measures that Will Ensure Quality and Control Costs
(Sacramento, September 6, 2007)

Pacific Business Group on Health Describes Roadmap for Building Health Care Value
(San Francisco, August 6, 2007)

2006 Press Releases

National Business Coalition on Health Releases 2007 eValue8 RFI
(Washington DC, December 11, 2006)

More Than Thirty Business, Consumer, and Labor Groups Ask Congress to Recognize and Reward High Quality and Efficient Physicians when Addressing Medicare Payments
(Washington DC, December 5, 2006)

The Leapfrog Group Issues Call for Hospitals to Commit to New Policy on Health Care "Never Events"
(Washington DC, November 15, 2006)

PacAdvantage Will No Longer Provide Access to Health Insurance Offerings
(San Francisco, CA, August 11, 2006)

California Releases Report on Bypass Graft Surgery
(Sacramento, CA, March 21, 2006)

National Program Launched to Measure and Improve Physician Care: Local Efforts Will Bring Together Doctor "Report Cards"
(San Francisco, CA, March 1, 2006)

Two Renowned Healthcare Quality Leaders Join NQF Board of Directors
(Washington DC, February 17, 2006)

PBGH Announces Expansion of Executive Leadership Team: James C. Franklin Named President
(San Francisco, CA, January 13, 2006)

2005 Press Releases

California's Physician Groups Launch Program To Imrove Health Care Delivery
(Los Angeles, CA, November 29, 2005)

Diverse California Stakeholders Push for Medicare Reform
(Washington, DC, September 29, 2005)

Blue Shield of California Launches First Physician-Driven Efficiency Program in the State (Based Upon Study in Collaboration with Pacific Business Group on Health)
(San Francisco, CA, August 2, 2005)

PBGH Lauds Introduction of Medicare Value Purchasing Act of 2005
(San Francisco, CA, June 30, 2005)

UC Berkeley Honors PBGH with Public Health Hero Award
(San Francisco, CA, March 18, 2005)

Public Reporting of Heart Bypass Surgery Mortality Rates Helps Consumers Make Health Care Decisions

(San Francisco, CA, February, 2005)

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2004 Press Releases

Medical Errors Still a Worry; Californians Need to Know How Hospitals Compare
(San Francisco, CA, November 16, 2004)

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2003 Press Releases

Nearly two-thirds of California Hospitals Complete New Patient Safety Survey from the Leapfrog Group
(San Francisco, CA, October 14, 2003)

California HMOs and Medical Groups Steadily Improve
(San Francisco, CA, October 1, 2003)

California's Second Report on Bypass Surgery
(San Francisco, CA, September 8, 2003)

PacAdvantage Acquires Assets of TPA
(San Francisco, CA, August 25, 2003)

Health Care, Labor and Business Leaders Call for Universal Coverage
(San Francisco, CA, March 5, 2003)

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2002 Press Releases

California HMO Report Tallies Lives Saved Through Regular Checkups
(San Francisco, CA, October 3, 2002)

California's Office of the Patient Advocate to Add Medical Groups to State Report Card on HMOs
(San Francisco, CA, May 15, 2002)

Next-Generation Plan Choice Tool Helps Consumers Identify "Best Fit" Health Plan Option
(San Francisco, CA, May 7, 2002)

California Health Plans to Share Audits of Physician Credentials
Purchaser-Led Effort Removes Unnecessary Costs from the System
(San Francisco, CA, April 8, 2002)

Groundbreaking Survey of Efforts to Reduce Avoidable Medical Errors Helps Consumers Choose a Hospital
California Hospitals Dominate National Survey

(San Francisco, CA, January 17, 2002)

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2001 Press Releases

Pacific Business Group on Health Unveils Groundbreaking Alternative to Managed Care
Developed in partnership with Definity Health, Breakthrough Plan gives consumers control over health care decisions

(San Francisco, CA, November 8, 2001)

California Health Plans, Physician Groups Agree On Standardized Diabetes Treatment Guidelines
State's First-Ever Uniform Standards Will Help Fight Deadly Epidemic

(San Francisco, CA, August 29, 2001)

California's First Major Report on Bypass Surgery
A Milestone in Efforts to Improve Patient Safety and Clinical Outcomes

(San Francisco, CA, August 2, 2001)

Employers Ask Hospitals To Report Status of Three Standards That Reduce Preventable Mistakes
In California, the Safety "Leaps" Could Save One Life Per Hour

(San Francisco, CA, July 9, 2001)

California Business Coalition Receives National Award for Fostering Quality-Based Health Care Purchasing
Pacific Business Group on Health Credited for Steering Employers and Consumers to High-Quality Health Plans, Hospitals and Physician Groups

(San Francisco, CA, May 31, 2001)

Leading Silicon Valley Companies to Pilot Internet-based Communication between Employees and Physicians
Sponsored by the Silicon Valley Employers Forum, WebVisit™ and Electronic Medical Records Permit On-line Clinical Visits and Prescriptions Refills

(San Francisco, CA, April 3, 2001)

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2000 Press Releases

Warner Pacific Picked to Become First General Agency to Market PacAdvantage
New Strategic Relationship Brings Health Insurance to More Small Employers

(San Francisco, CA, December 13, 2000)

PBGH Purchaser Members Take Action Over Health Net Decision To Let NCQA Accreditation Lapse
Large Purchasers Reaffirm Support for Accreditation to Verify Quality

(San Francisco, CA, October 26, 2000)

Overall Quality of Care Improves for California Consumers
California HMO and Medical Group Ratings Released

(San Francisco, CA, September 25, 2000)

Pursuit of High Quality Care Recognized by PBGH
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Nine Medical Groups Given Blue Ribbon Awards

(San Francisco, CA, September 14, 2000)

California Health Care Leaders Work Together in Anticipation of Federal HIPAA Regulations
(San Francisco, CA, August 15, 2000)

Pacific Business Group on Health Names Prominent Consumer Leader President and CEO
(San Francisco, CA, May 9, 2000)

Regional Employers Team Up with Statewide Business Consortium to Advance Health Care
(San Francisco, CA, February 9, 2000)

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1999 Press Releases

California's Year 2000 HMO Trend Motivates Employers To Take Action
(San Francisco, CA, July 1, 1999)

Pacific Business Group On Health Wins Bid To Manage Small Group Health Insurance Purchasing Pool
(San Francisco, CA, April 6, 1999)

Purchasers Name Blue Ribbon Physician Groups
8 California Physician Groups Receive Award for Excellence

(San Francisco, CA, January 12, 1999)

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1998 Press Releases

Nation's Largest Business Health Coalition Announces 1999 Rate Trends
Physicians Rate The HMOs Data Better, Quality Needs Improvement

(San Francisco, CA, June 23, 1998)

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1997 Press Releases

Consumer Health Care Choices Strengthened With Release of Plan and Physician Performance Measures
(San Francisco, CA, September 16, 1997)

Nation's Largest Business Health Coalition Announces 1998 Rate Trends For California And Arizona
Along With HMO Performance Assessment As Ranked By Physicians

(San Francisco, CA, June 17, 1997)

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