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BPC and Health Affairs Blog Series

Health Affairs

Friday, June 9, 2017

This five-part BPC and Health Affairs Blog series examines current issues and care models in the delivery system reform effort. Each post is jointly authored by Democratic and Republican health policy leaders that work on BPC’s Future of Health Care Initiative.

Improving and reforming our health care delivery system is not a partisan issue. The need to improve health care delivery models, as a means for ensuring better patient outcomes and a more efficient health care system, enjoys broader consensus than elements surrounding health insurance coverage and financing. It is important for Congress, the Trump administration, and the health care industry to continue bipartisan efforts to shift our health care delivery system and provider payment models toward value-based care.

Preserving The Bipartisan Commitment To Health Care Delivery System Reform

By Alice M. Rivlin and Sheila Burke

Improving and reforming our health care delivery system is not a partisan issue. It is important for Congress, the Trump administration, and the health care industry to continue bipartisan efforts to shift our health care delivery system and provider payment models toward value-based care. 

 

 

 


CMS Should Continue Innovating Health Care Payment and Delivery

By Gail R. Wilensky and Andy Slavitt

It will be vital for the federal government to maintain its commitment to ongoing investment in new payment and delivery models for federal health insurance programs, while sending clearer signals to other payers and health care providers.

 

 

 

 


For Patients With Multiple Chronic Conditions, Improving Care Will Be A Bipartisan Effort

By Thomas Daschle and Bill Frist

As the CHRONIC Care Act and other health care delivery and payment reforms are considered, policy makers must recognize system shortcomings and consider how to better integrate care and improve health outcomes for our sickest and most vulnerable Americans.

 

 

 


The Private Sector Can Lead In Delivery System and Payment Reform

By Chris Jennings and James Capretta

The private sector has the ability to move quickly to test new approaches because it faces fewer political constraints than the federal government. However, employers as a whole have not maximized their role due to current federal policies and overall risk-aversion.

 

 

 


Finding Common Ground On Medicaid Reform For Dual Eligibles

By Cindy Mann and Avik Roy

Bipartisan agreement on Medicaid is rarely achieved. There is consensus, however, on the need and the opportunity to contain spending growth and improve care delivery for the nearly 11 million Medicare beneficiaries who are also eligible for Medicaid.

 

 

 


KEYWORDS: HEALTH, BILL FRIST, TOM DASCHLE, ALICE RIVLIN, HEALTH AFFAIRS, SHEILA BURKE, ANDY SLAVITT, CHRIS JENNINGS, AVIK ROY, GAIL WILENSKY, JAMES CAPRETTA, CINDY MANN