Pittsburgh Business Group on Health

PBGH provides meaningful benchmark data, including regional and national comparisons, so members can see how they measure up against their peers.

Annual Employee Contribution Survey Report
Provides key metrics on over 250 contribution and benefit design strategies from PPO, HMO, CDHP and high-deductible plans allowing members to compare cost-sharing strategies to both regional and national employers

Quick Queries
A web-based survey tool that allows members to poll their peers on “hot-button” benefit or policy issues, and get immediate feedback.

Annual Type 2 Diabetes Report
Provides information on the prevalence, costs and utilization of services and quality of care for people with Type 2 Diabetes in Southwestern Pennsylvania and Wheeling, W.Va. including state, national and best-in-class comparisons.

2016 Type 2 Diabetes Report
2015 Type 2 Diabetes Report
2014 Type 2 Diabetes Report
2013 Type 2 Diabetes Report

In collaboration with the National Business Group on Health eValue8™ was created by business coalitions and employers to measure and evaluate health plan performance. eValue8™ asks health plans probing questions about how they manage:

  • critical processes that control costs
  • reduce and eliminate waste
  • ensure patient safety
  • close gaps in care and
  • improve health and health care

Health plans provide detail on how they educate, engage and incent consumers to promote health and manage disease, as well as measure and pay providers.


Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4)
PHC4 is an independent state agency responsible for addressing the problem of escalating health costs, ensuring the quality of health care, and increasing access for all citizens regardless of their ability to pay.

Health Care Quality Measurement

  • The 2012 Health Care Cost and Utilization Report tracks changes in health care prices, utilization, and spending for people younger than 65 covered by employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI).
  • HHS Hospital Compare - Compare hospitals quality of care survey ratings from patients with certain medical conditions or surgical procedures and find them by location, medical conditions, or surgical procedures.
  • HealthGrades – a trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality outcomes.
  • Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Alliance - a nonprofit coalition of Pennsylvania health care providers and insurers. Our mission is to improve the quality of patient health by developing a consistent, uniform, statewide approach to hospital quality measures.
  • National Committee for Quality Assurance - a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality.
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