Sandra L. Fryhofer, Meena Seshamani, Karen B. DeSalvo & Patrick H. Conway
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.
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.
Our nation has a great opportunity to accelerate value in health care by preserving the good in the ACA and addressing the bad.
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.
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.
NEJM Catalyst Thought Leader Rushika Fernandopulle weighs in on the most influential and inspiring texts of his career.
NEJM Catalyst Care Redesign Theme Leader Amy Compton-Phillips weighs in on the most influential and inspiring texts of her career.
Sonia Sarkar, Dawn O’Neill & Leana S. Wen
The Baltimore City Health Department is tackling health disparities by taking a city-wide approach to addressing patients’ social needs.
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?
J. Michael McWilliams & Aaron L. Schwartz
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.