Changing How We Pay for Care

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Overview

The Obama administration is poised to fundamentally change how we pay for health care in this country. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has set a goal that by 2018 half of Medicare’s payments to health care providers will be based on the quality of the care delivered, not the number of services provided. Critics often fault the existing fee-for-service system for rewarding doctors for performing more procedures, and HHS wants to change that.

As the largest payer in the U.S. health care system, Medicare exerts a huge influence on how health care is paid for and delivered. Medicare’s move is expected to trigger larger changes that ripple through the health care system. This webinar will explore the implications of this massive shift from volume toward value. Expert panelists will assess the mixed track record of Accountable Care Organizations and what early results from alternative payment models say about the future of payment reform.

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