Funding for programs designed to improve coverage and access to care for vulnerable populations are set to expire in 2017. This report recommends extending these programs and stresses the need for action early in the 115th Congress.
Public health researchers have joined with health plans and provider organizations to better understand and document treatment of patients with complex needs.
Fiscal Year 2016 will see a deficit of $544 billion, which is $139 billion higher than the FY16 projection by CBO just last August.
There remain important opportunities to influence policymaking at the agencies and to focus on the states as a frontier for innovation and reforms in health care.
As Medicare and Medicaid mark their 50th anniversary, BPC released a report which proposes changes to the Medicare payment policy that hold promise in building a stronger program for generations to come.
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.
The legislation would permanently replace Medicare’s SGR payment system, extend funding for CHIP, and implement structural reforms in Medicare.