Lighting the Way to Payment Reform

22 May 2012

In the rapidly changing landscape of health care delivery in the United States, one thing is becoming clear: Stakeholders, from purchasers to payers, are looking to alternatives to the fee-for-service payment scheme that will move the market toward safer, higher quality, affordable health care services.

The Memphis Business Group on Health (MBGH), a coalition of employers that is a founding Board member of the Healthy Memphis Common Table and a leader in the Common Table’s AF4Q initiative, has already been working to find a different approach to payment. So it made perfect sense that MBGH was asked to represent one of three markets being asked to pilot test a new tool, Catalyst for Payment Reform’s Market Assessment Tool (MAT), designed to assess the current situation and readiness of hospitals, physicians, health plans, and purchasers to move away from fee-for-service and toward alternative payment methods.

Read the rest of this AF4Q Bright Spot here.

View the entire Illustrating Innovation Through Bright Spots book, produced for the May 2012 National Meeting here.