The former Executive Director of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector — a model for the Affordable Care Act and other state marketplaces — reflects on what worked, what didn’t, and what could be done differently in both Massachusetts and at the federal level.
Many health care organizations are reasonably effective in treating chronic diseases, but they are limited from doing better by fee-for-service payment, which remains the predominant payment model in the United States. This report serves as a snapshot in time, showing the intent of health care providers to be proactive in treating chronic disease, but limitations in their ability to address population health.
To create meaningful point-of-care guidance so that patients can make informed medical and financial decisions, health system leaders and policymakers can develop interventions to address four major components of a proposed patient affordability scale.
Involving the private sector in Chinese health care could be beneficial, but a market only works with the right ingredients. An American health care economist shares lessons the U.S. has learned about its downsides.
The complexity associated with most surgery lends itself to the integrated practice unit structure, with its focus on the care team and value-based payment.
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Paul N. Casale, Jonathan Gordon, Michael G. Stewart, George A. Cioffi, David Alge & Emme Deland
How NewYork Quality Care achieved shared savings — by strengthening collaboration, enhancing care management with telehealth, and transparently sharing performance data.
David J. Cook
Though demand for health services in China has outpaced the development of management systems to provide those services, China has the goal, the means, and the commitment to change health care.
Teryl Nuckols, Scott Weingarten & Thomas M. Priselac
Academic medical centers must become as dedicated to advancing operational and clinical efficiency as they have been to advancing the science of medicine.
Cathy Schoen, Karen Davis & Amber Willink
A proposal to improve the Medicare benefit package.
David J. Cook & Paula Li
Context is the key to understanding China’s health care system and its emphasis on population health.