Many value-based payment arrangements hold delivery systems accountable for achieving population health goals, which can best be met by engaging people who may never enter a medical office. Kaiser Permanente learned to reach beyond its walls to engage healthy members in colorectal cancer screening.
March 24, 2017
For more than three and a half decades health care expenditures in the United States have grown at a much higher rate than those in other wealthy nations. To get a handle on prices, policymakers should seriously consider rate regulation.
March 20, 2017
Revisiting how the public health community established the systems needed to US AIDS mortality rate in half can serve as a useful guide for states and policymakers to set up the most effective response to the current crisis.
March 13, 2017
Maine’s experience in creating an invisible high-risk pool and relaxing its premium rating bands can inform Congress and the Trump administration as they work to repeal and replace the ACA.
March 2, 2017
To understand the bigger picture of how CMS is driving change, one must zoom out from the program-level and evaluate the tapestry of CMS models and initiatives in their entirety.
February 3, 2017
Health policy in Oregon is like football in the SEC: not only a contact sport but also a source of intense civic pride. The state's Medicaid expansion was similarly turbulent.
January 10, 2017
There is a way forward for behavioral health performance measurement strategies that psychiatrists, agency directors, payers, and providers should consider as they enter into VBP arrangements.
November 29, 2016
We describe the scant data available on the quality of inpatient psychiatric care and propose policy mechanisms that have been adopted in other parts of the health care system to promote improved quality of inpatient psychiatric care, monitor harm, and inform the development of best practices.
October 19, 2016
Extra monopolies have caused US consumers to pay higher prices for medicines for longer periods of time while making the pharmaceutical industry far more profitable than any other industry. The next president and Congress should take several key steps to roll back costly, unnecessary monopolies.
September 13, 2016
The Association of Academic Health Centers convened seven regional roundtables across the U.S. to identify key priorities that must be addressed by a new 21st Century paradigm for GME.
August 16, 2016