Payment Reform Pioneers Deliver on Value

22 May 2014
Health care providers are increasingly being paid based on the value of the services they provide instead of the quantity, in the hopes of both improving quality and controlling costs. Aligning Forces for Quality alliances have worked with physicians, hospitals, insurers, employers and other stakeholders to develop and implement systems to measure and publicly report performance.
Journalist Bruce Japsen examines how hospitals and health systems participating in the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality have embraced new payment systems that reward high-value care—with one accountable care organization reducing costs for Medicare beneficiaries by 4.6 percent. This is part of "Journalists on Quality," a series on how AF4Q is transforming care in communities.