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For more than two decades, Premier has been a trusted connection point for healthcare providers, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and the government.

 

Throughout the pandemic, we’ve set aside competitive boundaries and leveraged our relationships at every level of the supply chain to enable access to supplies, intelligence and technology. 

 

Our efforts are helping to:

  • stabilize the supply chain
  • provide an early warning of COVID-19 hotspots
  • bridge the public and private sectors
  • shape the public's understanding, and
  • promote industrywide problem-solving

 

Here’s a peek into what we’ve been able to accomplish.

For more than two decades, Premier has been a trusted connection point for healthcare providers, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and the government.

 

Throughout the pandemic, we’ve set aside competitive boundaries and leveraged our relationships at every level of the supply chain to enable access to supplies, intelligence and technology. 

 

Our efforts are helping to:

  • stabilize the supply chain
  • provide an early warning of COVID-19 hotspots
  • bridge the public and private sectors
  • shape the public's understanding, and
  • promote industrywide problem-solving

 

Here’s a peek into what we’ve been able to accomplish.

#HealthcareStrong

can live beyond this crisis

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Supply Chain & Pharmacy > Guiding the Public Sector

Guiding the Public Sector

Premier’s advocacy team has been working with the White House and government agencies on a regular basis to get needed products to healthcare providers and advocate for sensible improvements. We've successfully sought waivers and guidances in response to member needs, driven legislation in Congress and achieved more than 45 regulatory reforms and reimbursement changes.


Outcomes Achieved

Created and lead a public-private supply chain coalition to maintain coordination across the supply chain to get needed products to Americans and their healthcare providers

Congressional passage of legislation related to addressing drug and device shortage, accelerating payment for providers, modernizing our public health data infrastructure, extending alternative payment model bonuses and ensuring provider access to substance use data.

Flexibilities approved for value-based purchasing programs and alternative payment models, as well as the expansion of telehealth.

Developed recommendations to address problems with the Strategic National Stockpile, many of which were adopted by the Administration.

Our insights and guidance have helped shape the work of key federal agencies and coalitions, including:

The White House COVID-19 Task Force, where Task Force Chair, Vice President Mike Pence, recognized Premier’s contributions during a briefing

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including multiple briefings with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on our survey results

The Drug Enforcement Agency, which adopted 16+ key Premier recommendations to improve supply chain and clinical preparedness.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency

Premier’s advocacy team has been working with the White House and government agencies on a regular basis to get needed products to healthcare providers and advocate for sensible improvements. We've successfully sought waivers and guidances in response to member needs, driven legislation in Congress and achieved more than 45 regulatory reforms and reimbursement changes.


Outcomes Achieved

Created and lead a public-private supply chain coalition to maintain coordination across the supply chain to get needed products to Americans and their healthcare providers

Congressional passage of legislation related to addressing drug and device shortage, accelerating payment for providers, modernizing our public health data infrastructure, extending alternative payment model bonuses and ensuring provider access to substance use data.

Flexibilities approved for value-based purchasing programs and alternative payment models, as well as the expansion of telehealth.

Developed recommendations to address problems with the Strategic National Stockpile, many of which were adopted by the Administration.

Our insights and guidance have helped shape the work of key federal agencies and coalitions, including:

The White House COVID-19 Task Force, where Task Force Chair, Vice President Mike Pence, recognized Premier’s contributions during a briefing

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including multiple briefings with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on our survey results

The Drug Enforcement Agency, which adopted 16+ key Premier recommendations to improve supply chain and clinical preparedness.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency

Contact us to learn more about Premier's COVID-19 response.

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“Premier has been a strategic partner in our effort to deliver high-value care while achieving our long-term financial goals. We have built a healthcare system that puts the patient front-and-center with regard to every decision we make and every strategic initiative we deploy.”

- Thomas F. Zenty III, CEO of University Hospitals

Leaders who act now can be winners.

The key is to have a comprehensive margin improvement strategy that is focused on reducing variation and costs, while also uncovering new revenue lines to offset diminishing reimbursement. Premier’s five keys to maximizing value are essential to achieve systemic and strategic transformations; alleviate margin pressures; improve efficiency and productivity; and maintain high-quality care.

“Premier has been a strategic partner in our effort to deliver high-value care while achieving our long-term financial goals. We have built a healthcare system that puts the patient front-and-center with regard to every decision we make and every strategic initiative we deploy.”

- Thomas F. Zenty III, CEO of University Hospitals

Leaders who act now can be winners.

The key is to have a comprehensive margin improvement strategy that is focused on reducing variation and costs, while also uncovering new revenue lines to offset diminishing reimbursement. Premier’s five keys to maximizing value are essential to achieve systemic and strategic transformations; alleviate margin pressures; improve efficiency and productivity; and maintain high-quality care.