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In the Spotlight
New Report on Value-Based Care Strategies
“Finding the Value: The State of Value-Based Reimbursement in 2018,” a newly released report on a study of 120 payers in the US, finds that approximately two-thirds of payments are based on value and that accountable care organizations are the value-based care strategy with the most maturity.Sky-High Deductibles Broke the US Health Insurance System
This Bloomberg article describes the effects of high-deductible health plans on employers and families, as these plans are widespread and growing.Defining the Goals of Health Care Price Transparency
The authors of a NEJM Catalyst article argue that health care price transparency itself is not a goal — it is a means toward multiple goals. So, what do policymakers, providers, and payers need to do to make transparency successful?Better Physician Ratings from Discussing PROs with Patients
This NEJM Catalyst case study describes a quality improvement project launched by the UPMC orthopedic service line to better understand the association between patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and patient engagement and satisfaction.
This NEJM Catalyst article presents a Framework for Comprehensive Community Wellness — five areas where leaders of health care and public health organizations can collaborate, with specific actionable strategies for each area.