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.
October 8, 2012
Human Capital Blog
Health care professionals looking to become a part of the solution to stemming rising costs while still providing high-quality care.
June 1, 2012
Medicare has been transitioning from paying for health care services by volume to basing its purchasing power on the value of that care to patients.
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.
December 1, 2011
This tool/utility is provided as part of a series of technical assistance products to support the efforts of Alliances to engage consumers in using information on quality and cost when making health care decisions.
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.
October 1, 2010
Although there is an eagerness to understand more about value-based purchasing (VBP) in health care, research methods examining the impact and implementation of the programs must be improved, according to this essay in Health Service Research in 2020.
February 17, 2009
A new report from the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) recommends major reforms in the way primary care physicians are paid.
March 1, 2009
This issue brief highlights the work of the High-Value Health Care Project, an initiative that is working with key stakeholders to make consistent and useful information about the quality and cost of health care widely available to patients, physicians, hospitals, health insurers and others.