Jonathan Warsh & Michael Nurok
A conceptual shift toward seeing clinicians as allies — and not adversaries — is badly needed in the value revolution. Indeed, if long-term cost control is to be successful, those on the front lines must be empowered to serve as champions for higher-value care.
Clinicians hunger for compensation strategies that reflect their complex impact on health and high-value care. The process of redesigning reimbursement, however, reveals a threat to the joy and meaning of practicing medicine — and a potential path forward.
The “laggards” aren’t any less motivated to improve care or outcomes — it’ll just take the right incentives to get them there.
The jury is still out, but demographics and the innovations of two large providers in the state are major factors.
Lawrence Casalino, Sharon Levine & Glenn D. Steele, Jr.
What would it take for health plan acquisition of medical groups to work?
Reducing the complexity of outcomes reporting might just be the catalyst practicing physicians need to focus on patient health.
Why should providers form a Medicare Advantage plan?
Fee for service is going to disappear, causing many to be faced with a choice.
Lee B. Sacks, Fiona Scott Morton & David Dranove
Have current marketplace conditions led to more openness toward consolidation?
Leading transformation in the health care system must keep the patient in mind.