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Value-Based Payment

Assessment of the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program: Current Results and Opportunities for Improvement

November 16th, 2015

This paper provides an analysis of the hospital value-based purchasing program, specifically examining regional differences, performance over time, comparison to other programs, and policy implications.

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King vs. Burwell Contingency Planning: A Framework for Governors and State Legislators to Consider

June 15th, 2015

This analysis provides four options available to governors and state legislators in the event that Congress and the administration do not succeed in a legislative remedy.

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Dental Care in Accountable Care Organizations: Insights from 5 Case Studies

June 9th, 2015

As the health care system continues to evolve toward increased coordination of care and value based payment, there could be further opportunities for better coordination of dental and overall medical care.

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How Accountable Care Impacts the Way Consumers Receive Care

May 16th, 2015

With most of the literature on the accountable care movement written for providers, payer and academic audiences, this brief aims to inform everyday consumers, describing the various complexities of ACOs and their potential impact.

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Employer Perspectives on Accountable Care

May 16th, 2015

Employers are paying close attention to the proliferation of ACOs to learn whether they can fulfill the promise of improving outcomes while lowering costs. This brief provides information on this movement as well as other issues critical to employers.

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Health Insurers and the Accountable Care Movement

May 16th, 2015

The growth of accountable care is forcing stakeholders to understand the changing landscape and the impact on traditional health insurance providers. This brief examines how health insurers are changing with and reacting to this movement.

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Hospital Engagement With Accountable Care Organizations

May 16th, 2015

This brief takes a look at the challenges and opportunities hospitals are facing as they work to achieve quality improvement and save precious health care resources.

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Physician Participation in Accountable Care Organizations

May 16th, 2015

This brief describes an ACO from physicians’ point of view, the changes it introduces in their daily practice, and the leadership opportunities that emerge with participation.

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