BPC outlines the barriers to the integration of clinical health and social services, and issues recommendations to eliminate those barriers for the Medicare-only population.
While few expect the budget to pass in 2016, policymakers may want to carefully examine some of the budget’s proposed innovations to use in the near future.
Alternatives to fee-for-service have proliferated in recent years as the government, private insurers, and employers seek increased value in the health care system.
The transition away from fee-for-service to more coordinated systems of care will benefit beneficiaries across the Medicare program, and particularly those living with chronic conditions.
There is growing recognition that prevention holds vast potential to improve health, while also reducing national spending on health care.
BPC released a white paper that recommends creating standardized quality performance measures that are user-friendly, meaningful, and outcome-oriented.
The use of meaningful quality measures is critical to assuring patients have receive appropriate services and that incentives drive improved health outcomes.
Medicare Networks would be an enhanced, enrollment-based model for the future of accountable care organizations.