Reference-based pricing (RBP) is a fast-growing alternative to the PPO systems self-funded employers have utilized for their group benefit plans over the past 30 years…. As the PPOs started to build larger networks and attempted to bring costs down, they met resistance from key providers…. there were no regulations on what hospitals could bill for services, so the PPO shell game of “discounting” went into effect…. RBP offers two remedies to this inflated, unfair system…. READ MORE