Innovative Payment Policies

Innovative Payment Policies Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Traditional models of health care financing and delivery can lead to inefficient care and often lack incentives to control high health care costs and improve quality.

This issue’s featured policy Innovations describe an insurer’s contracting program and a medical center’s accountable care organization approach to reduce health care costs and improve quality, in addition to a multispecialty center’s use of innovative policies to enhance access to care among low-income patients.

The featured QualityTools include a decision guide about pay-for-performance for purchasers of health care services and a toolkit designed to assist health plans and providers in implementing a bundled fee payment model.

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