• 2019 Policy

    Learn more about our 2019 policy priorities

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  • The Purchaser Value Network (PVN) is an initiative of and for purchasers that aims to accelerate the adoption of high value healthcare delivery and payment models through policy advocacy, education and purchaser engagement.
  • PVN Primary Care Action Guide

    This new guide from PVN summarizes four steps employers of all sizes can take to increase receipt of high value primary care services among their employees Read more »
  • Fixing Healthcare

    This May, PBGH, AEI, and the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy came together with leading purchasers, providers and policy experts to discuss what it will take to fix U.S. health care.
  • ACO Toolkit

    PVN’s newest toolkit offers employers and employer coalitions guidance on how to qualitatively evaluate provider-based ACO programs through this comprehensive ACO Assessment guide. Read more »
  • PBGH, America Enterprise Institute, and the Brookings Institution partnered to host a forum on health care policy on with several large healthcare purchasers and experts in health care policy. Read more »
  • PVN’s maternity toolkit offers turn-key solutions to employers that want to promote high value birth care and reduce unnecessary C-sections in their communities. Read more »


The current healthcare system is not optimally designed to achieve the best outcomes for patients. The system largely focuses on paying for volume – the number of medical services delivered – rather than the value of these services. Physicians and hospitals are not financially rewarded for delivering high quality care, and they receive little incentive to coordinate with other specialists and hospitals to improve patients’ care experience and outcomes.

Healthcare purchasers have the influence to change how healthcare is delivered, but many of them don’t know how to use it. While some purchasers in the public and private sectors have recognized the potential of value-based payment models to reduce costs and improve patient care, and have even successfully transitioned to these payment models, the pace of implementation has been slow.

PVN was created to educate key purchaser sectors – private employers, states and federal purchasers – on value-based purchasing and to leverage the lessons learned from successful models to accelerate the pace of value-based payment adoption.