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Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Health Policy Reform

Navigating the seas of changing health policy is the challenge of our time. How does the Affordable Care Act and the healthcare reform movement affect your organization and the national healthcare system?

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New Marketplace

Signal or Noise? Navigating Health Care Policy — Part 2

A discussion from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement National Forum. Part 2 of a two-part series.

Donald Berwick Melinda Buntin Patrick Conway Raymond Vara Edward Prewitt head shots IHI forum panel on health care policy

New Marketplace

Signal or Noise? Navigating Health Care Policy — Part 1

A discussion from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement National Forum. Part 1 of a two-part series.

New Marketplace

Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP)

Medicare’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program was established by the ACA to combat excessive and costly readmissions. Learn about HRRP penalties, criticisms, and strategies to reduce readmissions.

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Patient Engagement

A Requiem for Population Health?

Despite some fits and starts for value-based care, there is abundant evidence that the concept will continue to survive and thrive.

New Marketplace

What Is Pay for Performance in Healthcare?

Pay for Performance (P4P) ties reimbursement to metric-driven outcomes, best practices, and patient satisfaction. Find information on P4P models, CMS programs, pros/cons, and more.

New HHS Secretary Alex Azar

Leadership

Infographic: New HHS Secretary Alex Azar

Alex Azar, former head of Eli Lilly and Company, has been tasked by President Trump to reduce the price of prescription drugs, limit health care regulation, and tackle the opioid epidemic.

Volatility Among Top Health Care Spenders

New Marketplace

Consistently High Turnover in the Group of Top Health Care Spenders

Despite the myth of frequent fliers in high-cost health care, most of the top 5% of spenders were not in the top 5% the year before.

Illustrative Examples of Health Policies, Possible Goals, and Relevant Evidence Base

New Marketplace

Evidence-Based Health Policy

Having a clear framework for characterizing what is, and isn’t, evidence-based health policy is a prerequisite for a rational approach to making policy choices.

Leadership

Small Change, Big Consequences — Partial Medicaid Expansions under the ACA

The stakes are high in the debate over partial Medicaid expansions, with far-reaching consequences for patients, state governments, and the federal budget.

Care Redesign

Patient Satisfaction Surveys

Although, not everyone agrees on exactly what or how to measure it, patient satisfaction has become an integral part of the current health care delivery system.

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