A new report finds that successful programs have a third dimension beyond financial incentives and quality measurement.
Quantifying the worth of primary care and its delivery are essential for raising its profile. New data and payment incentives may push us closer.
A Washington Health Alliance report quantifies how pervasive low-value care is. ‘Drop the pre-op’ is the group’s first step toward eliminating it.
It’s funny how certain buzzwords and phrases catch on in health care. We’ve seen HMO come and go, ACO start strong then fade, and population health struggle to become mainstream. Nowadays, it’s all about value-based care. Ask any industry insider what that means, and you’re likely to get a response…
The architects of Medical Episode Spending Allowance benefits are radically reframing coverage as allowances for episodes of care and have a plan for engaging members in making better choices.
Medicare’s new bundled payments program is expected to be popular, despite unanswered questions about the target prices for the episodes, risk adjustment, and use of quality data. Here’s what we know—and don’t know.
Value-based care can’t be done one slice at a time, new value-based models will take aim at variations in care, the patient may gain a stronger voice, the tail could wag the dog, and value-based care will create haves and have-nots. Some predictability from the federal government would be welcome.
Many of today’s value-based care models trace their roots to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim. Arguably, their sustainability may hinge on how true they stay to that trinity of improving population health, the patient experience, and per capita costs.
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