Win-Win-Win Approaches to Accountable Care: How physicians, hospitals, patients, and payors can all benefit from changes in the way we pay for and deliver health care
There are growing calls to make major changes in the way physicians and hospitals are paid in order to improve the quality and reduce the cost of healthcare services. But how exactly should these payment systems be designed to ensure that the quality improvements being demanded are feasible for physicians to achieve and that pressure to reduce costs doesn’t harm patients? Will reducing healthcare spending mean lower revenues for physicians or hospitals or both? Does the growing emphasis on improving payment for primary care mean lower payments to subspecialists? How can the problems physicians and patients experienced under past “managed care” initiatives be avoided? Harold Miller, Executive Director of the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform will provide an in-depth exploration of “win-win-win” strategies for healthcare reform. Specific examples will be shown of how appropriately structured payment systems can enable patients to receive better care and reduce spending for Medicare and other payers without financially harming physicians or hospitals. The types of provisions needed in payment contracts to protect physicians from inappropriate financial risk will be discussed, as well as the changes needed in healthcare benefits for patients in order to support higher-value care delivery. Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 800-621-8335. Should you have any questions regarding the content, please contact Katie Pajak at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-312-464-5450.
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