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Employer Site of Service Analysis Brief

June 2021


Employers, Researchers, Health Reform


Cost, Health, Commercial


Cari Frank

The Colorado Purchasing Alliance (TCPA) is an employer-led coalition created to leverage combined purchasing power in negotiating agreements for affordable health care services with providers, facilities, and insurance plans.
TCPA asked the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC) to analyze Alliance-specific data from the Colorado All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD) to investigate the potential cost savings available with outpatient procedures by comparing costs for services performed at hospitals to those performed at independent, free-standing centers not owned by a health system or hospital.