Tag Archives: Alternative Payment Models

Let’s Adapt Health Care Quality Measures To Meet The Needs Of Transgender People

By holding providers financially responsible for the quality of care provided to transgender patients, we can educate providers about transgender health and encourage inclusive data collection.

September 11, 2017

An Untapped Opportunity For Health Care Progress: Redesigning Care For High-Need Patients

Currently, 1 percent of patients account for more than 20 percent of health care expenditures. Driving these costs for high-need patients are the functional limitations that impact patients’ daily living and ability to cope with health challenges.

August 28, 2017

Growth Of ACOs And Alternative Payment Models In 2017

Since the first quarter of 2016, 138 new ACOs began operation, and 46 ACOs dropped their accountable care contracts, representing 11 percent growth.

June 28, 2017

For Patients With Multiple Chronic Conditions, Improving Care Will Be A Bipartisan Effort

As the CHRONIC Care Act and other health care delivery and payment reforms are considered, policy makers must recognize system shortcomings and consider how to better integrate care and improve health outcomes for our sickest and most vulnerable Americans.

June 1, 2017

Looking At The Centers For Medicare And Medicaid Services Research Designs In A New Context

As Medicare payment policy evolves over the next decade, decisions on research and evaluation designs will determine the quality of the evidence used to reshape our health care delivery system.

May 30, 2017

Diffusion Of Innovations In Health Care—Obtaining Evidence To Move Faster

The growing field of implementation science offers exciting opportunities to improve the diffusion of innovations in the health care delivery system.

May 16, 2017

Medicare’s Bundled Payment Programs Suffer From Fatal Flaws, But There Is A Logical Alternative

There is no silver bullet in payment reform but rather a series of alternatives that should be tested and evaluated to ensure that Medicare beneficiaries and the US public get the best possible outcome. That will not be the case with the current Bundled Payment for Care Improvement initiative.

May 9, 2017

Evidence on Payment Reform: Where Are The Gaps?

The US health care system is transforming how it pays for and delivers care. However, the transition to new models is not easy. Initial results on the impact of payment reforms found large gaps in evidence for state and commercial-based payment reforms.

April 25, 2017

As MACRA Implementation Proceeds, Changes Are Needed

MACRA threatens to push many providers out of fee-for-service before they have a safe place to land. Policy makers should consider both making the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System less onerous and greatly accelerating the development and implementation of viable alternative payment models.

April 21, 2017

Innovation In Serious Illness Care Payment: Progress To Date And Opportunities For The New Administration

Discern Health recently developed a framework of principles for payment models to promote the delivery of community-based, comprehensive, high-quality, affordable serious illness care. Here are some key opportunities for policymakers to continue progress toward high-value care for the seriously ill.

March 8, 2017