Health care innovation concept In the year to come, will more employers and other purchasers carve high-priced providers out of their networks and/or embrace high-performance networks? (Image: Shutterstock)

At Catalyst for Payment Reform, we are fortunate to work with some of the nation’s most innovative employers and other health care purchasers. Year in and year out, these visionaries attempt to tackle the big, foundational issues plaguing the nation’s health care system through benefit and network design strategies, payment and delivery reforms, and price transparency.

By setting the example for others and sharing the lessons they learn and their best practices, these innovators inspire a groundswell of others who follow their lead. The strategies they employ serve as a crystal ball through which we can identify potential future trends. As we enter 2022, here are a few of the newest, noteworthy purchaser strategies being implemented by our nation’s most forward-thinking buyers of health care.

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