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Global Budget Cuts Costs but Reduces Access

Efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act have increased pressure to contain Medicaid spending, which now accounts for the greatest share of national health expenditures. In 2012, Oregon reformed Medicaid by organizing care delivery into 16 [...]

June 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Bundled Payments [STAT*Sheet]

This STAT*sheet, prepared by Anjali Bhatia, details a few facts about bundled payments. Feel free to download and [...]

April 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

Bundling May Cut Costs for Some Surgeries

Payment reform is a key focus of today’s policymakers. A growing number of new payment models aim to reward health care providers that deliver high-quality care more cost-effectively. New payment models such as hold health care organizations [...]

October 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Global Payments Change Spending & Quality

In an effort to slow the growth of health care spending, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Massachusetts, an early reform state, entered into alternative quality contracts (AQC) with providers. AQCs are two-sided contracts that share savings if [...]

January 17, 2015 // 1 Comment

Bundled payment experiment fails

As stakeholders implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA), innovative payment models are developing faster than practical applications. Bundled payments, defined as “a fixed payment that covers the average cost of a bundle of services” are [...]

October 6, 2014 // 1 Comment

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