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

Value-Based Care Must Value Black Lives
Centering value-based payment models and quality measures around health equity is one way in which payers and providers can take action and dismantle institutional racism. In this Health Affairs Blog post, the authors propose a three-step pathway to incorporate racial justice into value-based health care.

Putting Humans at the Center to Eliminate Health Care Waste
Prioritizing patient safety and the needs of patients, consumers, and frontline clinicians has helped Providence save over $6 million in waste while reducing safety events by about 70 percent.

Value-Based Care in the COVID-19 Era: Enabling Health Care Response and Resilience
This issue brief from Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy describes health care strategies implemented by diverse organizations, supported by a range of value-based payment reforms to provide better care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Has Made the Office Visit a Dinosaur
With the rapid rise in telehealth use during the COVID-19 pandemic, the office visit no longer seems central to caring. Enabling the resulting system transformations to become permanent will require full alignment of payment methods and quality measures, and wholesale adoption among health care systems.

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