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Accountable Care Organizations (ACO)

When doctors, hospitals, and other providers come together to form an Accountable Care Organization, high quality, affordably managed care for Medicare patients is the intended outcome. Can the best intentions yield the best outcomes?

Leadership

Progress and Path Forward on Delivery System Reform

The basic goals of delivery system reform — to promote quality and value in our health care system — remain at the core of bipartisan efforts in health care, and it is therefore essential that such efforts continue.

Proportion of Outpatient Visits for Medicaid and Uninsured

Leadership

Health Reform and the Changing Safety Net in the United States

How the coverage provisions of the ACA are affecting safety-net health systems, responses of these systems to payment reform, and future directions in scaling up improvements and innovation in delivery systems.

Leadership

Making American Health Care Great Again, by Repealing and Replacing the ACA

Our nation has a great opportunity to accelerate value in health care by preserving the good in the ACA and addressing the bad.

Leadership

Value-Based Care Will Persist

Much is now uncertain for health care reform, but the cost and quality pressures that have long faced providers, payers, and patients remain a serious issue.

Leadership

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.

Leadership I

Reading List: Rushika Fernandopulle

NEJM Catalyst Thought Leader Rushika Fernandopulle weighs in on the most influential and inspiring texts of his career.

Leadership I

Reading List: Amy Compton-Phillips

NEJM Catalyst Care Redesign Theme Leader Amy Compton-Phillips weighs in on the most influential and inspiring texts of her career.

Care Redesign

Building Baltimore’s Accountable Health Community

The Baltimore City Health Department is tackling health disparities by taking a city-wide approach to addressing patients’ social needs.

New Marketplace

Massachusetts Hospitals Seek to Get Larger to Shrink Costs

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Lahey Health, and New England Baptist Hospital propose to merge to gain market heft. What will be the impact on costs in one of the nation’s most expensive health care markets?

New Marketplace

Focusing on High-Cost Patients — The Key to Addressing High Costs?

A focus on high-cost patients may not only fail to contain health care spending, but it may also help to entrench the status quo.

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