Just as there is no such thing as good marketing or good manufacturing, there is no such thing as good primary care — it completely depends on how that care is tailored to meet the needs of patients with a particular medical condition.
John D. Birkmeyer
A perspective on the growth of NPPs and the ideological divide between for-profit and nonprofit providers.
Case Study by
Christiana Beveridge, A. Sofia Warner, Greg Leya & Thomas W. Feeley
A focus on bundled payments for specific episodes of care — versus the broad changes required in an ACO model — may be a more effective method for ACO participants to develop capabilities required to measure utilization, cost, and revenue metrics.
How Oak Street Health, a full-risk, value-based primary care model and social determinants practice, embeds itself in the community to keep its elderly population, “happy, healthy, and out of the hospital.”
William H. Shrank, Diane Holder & Steven D. Shapiro
UPMC’s payer-provider partnership integrates real-time data to support improved clinical decision-making and optimizes clinical and financial performance.
Lean Healthcare is the application of “lean” ideas in healthcare to minimize waste with ongoing process improvement. Learn how to use Lean to improve patient satisfaction and care outcomes while reducing costs.
If we’re going to change the health care payment model, do we need to change medical school curricula and how we train physicians?
Will Amazon–Berkshire Hathaway–JP Morgan and CVS-Aetna change the health care game? To one health care employer purchaser, these announcements feel a lot like Groundhog Day.
Evidence shows that primary care–led, risk-bearing, ACO-like practices and independent physician group models generate more savings.