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Value: Improving Cost and Quality at the Same Time

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In medical school, there is an old adage shared by physicians in training – “see one, do one, teach one.” The saying deftly underscores today’s steep learning curve and accelerated engagement by physician groups and health systems in the value-based health care landscape, where innovation is being shared by best practice collaborators up and down the state through a health care improvement initiative.

In an unprecedented announcement earlier this year, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS) said it plans to change the way it reimburses Medicare providers, shifting demonstrably away from volume-based service reimbursement structures (so called fee-for service) toward more value, or quality-based payment structures.


Stewart, MBA, Diane

 

Pacific Business Group on Health

Quality Improvement

June 7, 2015

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