This grant supports core activities of the Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project (CPDP) for two years. The CPDP mission is to improve the quality and affordability of health care by mobilizing consumers and purchasers to accelerate the use of measurement, public reporting and payment strategies. To achieve improvement in quality, cost and patient-centeredness, CPDP works to promote more accountability in health care, including payment strategies that encourage value awareness. To support these payment strategies, health care needs measures that are meaningful to consumers and purchasers for use in both public and private markets, and needs adoption and use of information technology for efficient data collection and care improvement. With helpful performance information, (1) consumers can make informed decisions about health care; (2) purchasers can make value-based contracting decisions and use differential payments as incentives; and (3) providers can act on their desire to improve. CPDP strategically and effectively catalyzes and guides organized participation by health care consumers and purchasers. Deliverables will include: (1) nominating consumers and purchasers to participate in 10 key decision-making bodies; (2) supporting consumers and purchasers on at least 30 key decision-making bodies; (3) producing at least 12 education documents; (4) repurposing at least four education documents into materials for communities and states; (5) conducting at least two discussion forums; and (6) continuing ongoing discussions with federal administration officials regarding CPDP priorities.
Amount Awarded $2,999,570.00
Awarded on: 5/4/2011
Time frame: 5/15/2011 - 5/14/2013
Grant Number: 68765