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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The Commonwealth Fund issued a new post on Medicaid value in their "To The Point" series on health care policy and practice. Medicaid agencies are starting to use alternative models of paying for care with behavioral health, safety-net, and long-term care providers to improve care for high-need patients. Authors recommend that to expand the use of alternative payment models in Medicaid, CMS will need to provide increased flexibility and support.
A new National Quality Forum report highlights challenges and offers solutions for both quality measurement and access issues particular to rural health care. This report is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services.
November 20, 2018 1:00 pm
Join this webinar to discuss how pairing evidence analysis with public deliberation can help stakeholders understand the relative value of care options and take actions that will improve access for patients while reducing costs throughout the system.
June 12, 2019 • Seattle, Washington
Please join GIH for the 2019 annual conference in Seattle
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