April 29, 2013
This Bending the Curve report from the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution, the third in a series, explores what can be done to close “major gaps in the quality and efficiency of health care.” The authors suggest ... way to improve care and health while also bending the curve of health care cost growth." RECOMMENDATIONS Reforms for Medicare: Transition to Medicare Comprehensive Care (MCC), which reimburses providers on a capitated basis and requires quality and ...
October 12, 2009
This commentary identifies methods to slow the increase in health care costs in the United States. The current proposed expansion of health insurance will cost the country an estimated trillion dollars over 10 years. To make this expansion possible, increases in the cost of health care must be curbed. The author suggests several methods to slow health care cost growth, primarily by addressing the underlying determinants of health care costs. These methods include: investing in disease prevention ... This commentary identifies methods to slow the increase in health care costs in the United States. The current proposed expansion of health insurance will cost the country an estimated trillion dollars over 10 years. To make this expansion possible, increases in the cost of health care must be curbed. ...
October 27, 2011
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PL 111-148) included the creation of the Prevention and Public Health Fund, originally constructed as a 10-year, $15 billion commitment to support programs, medical screenings, and research related to public health and prevention. Since its creation, $2.25 billion has already been appropriated for FY2010 ($500 million) and FY2011 ($750 million), and FY2012 ($1 billion). A subsequent law enacted in February 2012 cut the Fund by $5 billion over 10 years ...
October 23, 2013
Program Results Report
Recommended Reading Bending the Cost Curve Ensuring That Health Reform Reaches Vulnerable Populations Saving Medicaid: Advancing Health Reform Sustainable Health Spending and the U.S. Federal Budget How Will Reform Affect Health Care Costs? Strengthening Affordability and Quality in America's Health Care System Low-Cost, High-Quality Health Care: Not Made in the USA? Special Issue of Health Affairs 'Tackles' the Cost Conundrum ... The Brookings Institution developed the report Person-Centered Health Care Reform: A Framework for Improving Care and Slowing Health Care Cost Growth, which recommends a person-level quality of care as the key strategy for slowing cost growth. ...
August 31, 2009
Much of the rhetoric around health reform has centered on the over-riding need to reduce the growth of health care costs, but agreeing on approaches that accomplish this goal has proven elusive. In order to slow the rise in health care costs, steps must be taken to address significant problems that exist with payment, benefits, regulations, and organizations in the current health care system. According to the report, health care reform should include comprehensive efforts to achieve higher-value ...
October 18, 2013
Program Results Report
Recommended Reading An Integrated Framework for Assessing the Value of Community-Based Prevention An Overview of Cost-Benefit Evaluations Toward a Neighborhood Resource-Based Theory of Social Capital for Health The Long-Term Returns of Obesity Prevention Policies Recommended Reading: Prevention Saves Lives - And Money The Role of Prevention in Bending the Cost Curve How Does an Investment in Prevention Improve Public Health? Helping Communities Assess Their Progress in Preventing Childhood Obesity ... The Institute of Medicine convened a committee to develop a framework for assessing the impact of community-based strategies to promote health and prevent illness, as standard approaches often do not fully capture their value, cost, and savings. ...
November 13, 2012
... reduction in the health spending growth rate relative to GDP or “bending the health care cost curve. This monograph is the result of a meeting held in Washington, D.C., on July 24, 2012. The goal of the symposium was to illuminate the issues around ... Health spending has grown faster than the economy fordecades, resulting in growth of the health care share of national economic output (gross domestic product [GDP]) from about 7 percent in 1970 to about 18 percent today. This inexorable increase in ...
May 6, 2013
Partnership for Sustainable Healthcare); the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Health Care Cost Initiative; a Bending the Curve effort of the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution; and a National Commission on Physician Payment Reform ... In this special issue of Health Affairs, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, researchers take a look at the recent slowdown in the growth of health care spending and question whether this slowdown is temporary or here to stay. Their ...
March 14, 2013
Program Results Report
Recommended Reading Advancing Public Health Practice and Policy Solutions The Prevention and Public Health Fund The Value of Prevention How the National Prevention Council Can Overcome Key Challenges and Improve Americans' Health Return on Investments in Public Health: Saving Lives and Money American Public Supports Investment in Prevention As Part of Health Care Reform: Solid Majorities Favor Prevention Proposals The Role of Prevention in Bending the Cost Curve The Campaign for Tobacco Free ... "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act includes the ingredients needed to ensure we get the returns that prevention offers, including a focused national prevention strategy, a reliable public health funding stream, and evidence-based programs that will be held accountable for improving health outcomes."—Jeffrey Levi, TFAH ...
March 1, 2012
Related websites The Role of Prevention in Bending the Cost Curve The Campaign to End Obesity HealthDay Interview with James Marks, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President and Director of the Health Group ... A longer time frame is needed to more accurately estimate the cost-effectiveness of proven interventions to combat obesity. ...