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

What Progress Has US Delivery System Reform Made Toward Improving Quality and Value?
This NEJM Catalyst article discusses progress made toward the US Department of Health and Human Services’ efforts to transition from fee-for-service to value-based care. According to the authors, “the basic goals of delivery system reform — to promote quality and value in our health care system — remain at the core of bipartisan efforts in health care, and it is therefore essential that such efforts continue.”

Three Keys to Making Bundled Payment Programs Work
Bundled payments, a key strategy in the transition to value-based payment models, are increasingly demonstrating cost savings and enhanced patient care. This NEJM Catalyst blog post provides three keys for surgeons, primary care physicians, hospitalists, and medical specialists to make bundled payment programs work.

Bundled Payments Work, Study Finds
A new study in JAMA found that Medicare’s bundled payments model for joint replacement could save the government billions of dollars without harming patient care. This Kaiser Health News article provides an overview of bundled payments and how they can help reduce costs while maintaining or improving quality. To help your team understand how to improve the quality and value of care provided within a bundled payment environment, and to learn how to get started, attend the upcoming IHI Virtual Expedition: Bundled Payments: Beyond the Basics, starting February 16.

Population Health: The Ghost Aim
In working to achieve the Triple Aim (improved population health, improved care experience, and reduced costs), improving population health has remained the most elusive for many health care systems. This NEJM Catalyst article discusses the paradigm shift that needs to occur in order to truly accomplish the Triple Aim, as well as steps to operationalize population health. 

 

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