Thought Leader, Care Redesign

François de Brantes, MS, MBA

Health Care Payment & Policy Expert

François de Brantes is a recognized expert in health care payment innovation and policy. As Executive Director of the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute, he led a team that designed and implemented innovative payment and benefit plan programs to motivate physicians, hospitals, and consumer-patients to improve the quality and affordability of care. Mr. de Brantes’ work in developing breakthrough programs such as Bridges To Excellence and Prometheus Payment have paved the way for much of the movement in value-based payments.

Previously, Mr. de Brantes was the Program Leader for various health care initiatives at GE’s corporate headquarters, responsible for developing and implementing GE’s Active Consumer strategy. Mr. de Brantes attended the University of Paris IX – Dauphine, where he earned an MS in economics and finance, and he attended the Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College, where he graduated with an MBA.

Mr. de Brantes has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and Health Affairs, and he is frequently quoted in national media, including the New York Times. He has also published two books, the latest being The Incentive Cure: The Real Relief For Health Care.


Changes in household spending 1984-2014 health care spending

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My Favorite Slide: Understanding the Growth of Health Care Spending

How have health care costs impacted the everyday life of Americans over the course of a generation?


A Memo to the Brilliant

Top-down regulation of physicians may have been a factor in Democrats’ defeat. Blind commitment to specific models of payment reform has put much into jeopardy, unnecessarily.


Reading List: Dave Chokshi and François de Brantes

NEJM Catalyst Thought Leaders weigh in on the most influential and inspiring texts of their careers.

Patient-Provider Conflict: The Perfect Environment Panel Clip Still

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Patient-Provider Conflict: The Perfect Environment

We must improve how patients perceive the system if we want health care to improve.

Thomas Graf Panel Clip Still: You Can't Always Compete Against Your Own Baseline

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A Cry for Encouraging Disruption in Health Care

Where we’re learning the most is disruption and innovation.

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A Process for Structuring Bundled Payments in Maternity Care

First-year results of a pilot effort at a nonprofit Medicaid HMO in Texas.

Patrick Conway and Francois de Brantes Panel Clip Still: Winners, Losers, and How to Stay in the Care Redesign Game

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Winners, Losers, and Staying in the Game

The “laggards” aren’t any less motivated to improve care or outcomes — it’ll just take the right incentives to get them there.

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My Favorite Slide: Understanding the Drivers of Cost Inflation

What contributes to employee health care cost increases? Waterfall charts help employers see the bigger picture.

François de Brantes Video Still: A Theorem for Innovation in Health Care Delivery

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A Theorem for Innovation in Health Care Delivery

How achieving optimal care outcomes is just like crossing a marathon finish line.

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My Favorite Slide: What Drives Cost Variability for Episodes of Care?

Potentially avoidable complications are the main culprits of variability in cost.

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