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Beyond Widgets: The Pursuit of Payment Reform

In a normal market-based economic model, rational actors respond to incentives. Competition raises quality and lowers costs. Innovations can be disruptive to market participants but usually ... Health care in the United States is a notable exception. Costs remain stubbornly high, and quality ...

Jul 08,2013


Maine: Leveraging Existing Infrastructure for Statewide Practice Improvement

cost, resources, and learning related to office practice redesign, improvement knowledge, and ...

May 21,2012

Resource Type: Bright Spot

Grand Junction, Colorado: How A Community Drew On Its Values To Shape A Superior Health System

Article/Commentary/Opinion For the past decade, the high-quality, relatively low-cost health care delivered in Grand Junction, Colorado, has led that community to outperform most others in the United States. Medicare patients in Grand ...

Nov 29,2011

Resource Type: Article/Commentary/Opinion

Reporting Resource Use Information to Consumers: Findings from Consumer Testing

Primer/Brief AF4Q Alliances produce reports for consumers with comparative information on the quality of care. Some are also reporting variations in the costs of care and in “resource use”—the extent to which providers ...

Jan 20,2015

Resource Type: Primer/Brief

West Michigan: Persistence Lures Employers to the Table

“These are the people paying the bills and absorbing increase upon increase in health care costs. They ...

May 21,2012

Resource Type: Bright Spot

Displays of Trend Data: Findings from the Field

to facilitate improvement. Physicians—interviewed as part of related research on displaying cost and resource use information—reported that trends in costs, resource use, and quality measures provide ...

May 21,2012

Resource Type: Lessons Learned

Legal Notes - Medicare Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, October 2011

complex cost and efficacy considerations posed by the HRRP. Reducing Readmissions: Provide ...

Oct 31,2011

Resource Type: Primer/Brief

Lessons Learned About Measuring and Reporting Physician Performance

information that go into public reports of quality performance data. Improving quality and reducing costs ...

Aug 01,2011

Resource Type: Lessons Learned

How Employers Can Improve Value and Quality in Health Care

harmful, costs a typical employer between $1,900 and $2,250 per employee every year. Improving the quality ...

Jan 17,2013

Resource Type: Report

Engaging Consumers in Payment Reform Efforts That Impact Care Delivery Practices

improvements in patient safety and quality, and more control of health care costs. To fully understand and ...

Mar 19,2014

Resource Type: Primer/Brief

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