Quality, Cost, and Value

​​​​Our goal: Encourage, empower, and enable health care delivery systems to provide truly value-based care that ensures the best health care. We strive to call out and address disparities in health and health care wherever they exist. More >>

In the Spotlight

COVID-19 Makes Funding for Health and Social Services Integration Even More Crucial
Health systems that work now to identify patients' unmet social needs and systematically address these needs through community-level responses may mitigate a surge in longer-term population health consequences and avoidable high-cost care going forward.

Population-Based Payment Models Need Social and Clinical Risk Adjustment
COVID-19 emphasizes how the social determinants are connected to physical health, according to Humana and National Quality Forum in this Healthcare Finance News article.

CMS Further Eases Top of License Rules Amid COVID-19
This Healthcare Dive article describes how, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has relaxed guidelines to enable clinicians to practice at the top of their licenses and across state lines, including for telehealth.

Health Care Leaders Call on EHR Vendor Community to Fight COVID-19
Members of the IHI Leadership Alliance penned direct outreach to major electronic health record (EHR) vendors in a call for urgent collaboration to mobilize our collective assets and expertise during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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