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As noted in the Institute of Medicine’s seminal report Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, “health care today harms too frequently and routinely fails to deliver its potential benefits.” For over a decade, foundations have been showcasing to the field that improving health care quality is both needed and possible. GIH recognizes that this work is now an integral part of the health reform law and that bridging the “quality chasm” will require change at all levels of our health care system.

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January 2019

It's been well documented that just 10 percent of Medicare beneficiaries account for over half the program's spending in any given year. But how many of these patients continue to incur high costs over time? According to a Commonwealth Fund-supported study in the new issue of Health Affairs, 28 percent of beneficiaries with high costs in 2012 also had high costs over the next two years. Representing slightly less than 3 percent of the overall Medicare population, they accounted for nearly 20 percent of Medicare spending for the three years studied.

January 2019

In this blog post for AcademyHealth, Meshie Knight of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation introduces a framework to engage payer/provider partners to help research findings reach the people who can drive change.

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