April 7, 2010
Low-value medical services contribute to sky-rocketing health care costs in the United States. This article examines the benefits and challenges of developing programs that impose disincentives for low-value medical services.
February 4, 2013
Transparency about benefits and cost sharing, and uniform definitions and descriptions of design attributes—in plain English—will be necessary to support informed consumer decision-making.
January 1, 2001
Program Results Report
The Economic and Social Research Institute examined the design, implementation, and outcomes of new purchasing strategies in six of the most innovative and advanced purchasing groups in the United States.
April 26, 2011
"I wanted to focus on an approach where we could get better value out of the system, better ability to measure outcomes and provide incentives to our providers to make the right decisions about the best type of care to provide," said Douglas.
November 1, 2010
High copayments for medical services can cause patients to underuse essential therapies.
July 6, 2009
The report identifies and explores eight areas in which diverse business, medical and consumer interests are beginning to find middle ground and earn the support of bipartisan lawmakers.