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Americans Struggle with Costs and Access

Since 1998, the Commonwealth Fund has surveyed several health care metrics in eleven countries across North America, Europe, and Australia. Recent surveys have shown the United States lagging in indicators relating to access and perceptions of [...]

April 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

P4P and Multiple Chronic Conditions

Federal (P4P) programs are rapidly evolving from financial incentives for delivering quality health care to financial penalties for failing to meet quality metrics. This policy shift will have significant consequences for many providers, especially [...]

August 10, 2015 // 1 Comment

Foreshadowing Pitfalls for the Affordable Care Act

Several countries have implemented healthcare systems that seek to attain universal health insurance through private markets. Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland have already embarked on this journey and can serve as guides for the United [...]

May 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Taking a Lesson from Taiwan

Government payers like are attempting to move away from the current fee-for-service model of health care billing—which some believe provides incentive for doctors to perform unnecessary tests and procedures—in favor of a new payment model: [...]

January 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

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