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What Role Can a State Play in Cost & Quality?

Interview · January 20, 2016

Health care economists David Cutler of Harvard and Leemore Dafny of Northwestern discuss the role a state might play in standardizing quality metrics and other mechanisms to incentivize value-based care. Cutler, a key advisor for cost control legislation in Massachusetts, describes the work of the state Health Policy Commission (he is a member). Could the Massachusetts experience be instructive as other states try to control costs?

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