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Evaluating Complex Care Programs
Policymakers and health care providers often see care management programs for complex patient populations as a way to bend the health care cost curve. This NEJM Catalyst article discusses principals to consider when evaluating these kinds of programs in order to ensure effectiveness is measured properly.
A Patient-Centered Approach to Value in Health Care
As health care makes the shift from volume to value, patients will be asked to take on more responsibility for their care. This
Blog post makes an argument for taking a patient-centric approach to ensure that patients can make informed decisions about value in health care.
The Impact of Hospital Mergers on Value-Based Care
In January 2017, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, one of Boston’s biggest hospitals, a teaching facility for Harvard Medical School, and the flagship for a four-hospital system, announced plans to merge with Lahey Health. This NEJM Catalyst article discusses what this merger could mean for the changing payment landscape in the shift to value-based care.Focusing on High-Cost Patients: The Key to Addressing High Costs?
In an effort to contain health care spending, many hospitals and health care systems focus their efforts primarily on high-cost patients. This NEJM Catalyst article makes an argument that, when targeting wasteful utilization, it may be better to implement systems-focused strategies intended to reduce low-value services for everyone, rather than patient-focused strategies targeting only high-cost patients.