Topic Payment & delivery innovation


Potential impact of individual market reforms

A wide range of changes to stabilize the individual market have been proposed. This special report examines the impact some of the initiatives could have on claims costs and enrollment by the uninsured.


Navigating the uncertainty of potential ACA ‘repeal and replace’: A preliminary analysis

The findings in this Intelligence Brief provide an introductory perspective on how the next US administration and Congressional Republicans may approach altering the ACA and related legislation. The information is based on publicly reported information released through December 8, 2016. Our Reform Center team is continuing to refresh this perspective on a real-time basis and is closely analyzing potential implications and economic impacts for each policy element under a full range of scenarios.


The next imperatives for US healthcare

Two steps—increasing healthcare-sector productivity and improving healthcare-market functioning to better balance the supply of and demand for health services—would likely produce sufficient savings to lower medical cost inflation to the rate of GDP growth.


Improving care delivery to individuals with special or supportive care needs

What states, private payors, providers, and technology companies are doing to control costs and improve outcomes for individuals with behavioral health conditions or in need of long-term services and support, including those with intellectual or developmental needs.


The market evolution of provider-led health plans

Offering a health plan can give health systems an opportunity for growth, but it is not without financial risk. To benefit from this move, health systems should use a different lens to understand both consumers and risk, know where the best growth opportunities are, rethink their payor-provider interactions, and take advantage of integrated claims and clinical data.


Designing and implementing an integrated oncology care management program

The newer approaches to managing oncology care have been somewhat effective in controlling near-term costs, but are often cumbersome and create friction between stakeholders. A more integrated program, however, can deliver long-term benefits to both payors and providers.


Risk adjustment for retrospective episode-based payment

This article suggests guiding principles and proposed methodologies for risk adjusted episode-based payment.


Provider-led health plans: The next frontier—or the 1990s all over again?

By offering its own health plan, a hospital system may be able to gain a variety of advantages -- but the move is not without risks.


One-on-one with Richard Gitomer

Following the decision to become a value-based provider, how did the Emory Healthcare Network look to make transformation real?


Healthcare’s digital future

Insights from our international survey can help healthcare organizations plan their next moves in the journey toward full digitization.

Short take

It's time for episode-based healthcare spending

There is widespread agreement that if the United States is to achieve sustainable levels of health care spending, it must make greater use of payment mechanisms that reward physicians, hospitals, and health systems for the results achieved. The vexing question is how best to make this transition.


The trillion-dollar prize: Using outcomes-based payment to address the US healthcare financing crisis

There is growing consensus that transitioning to outcomes-based payment is fundamental to driving cost-reducing innovation among healthcare providers and achieving a financially sustainable healthcare system.


Maximizing value in high-performance networks

Many payors now have experience developing value networks, but they may not yet have optimized their network configuration or approach. Over the long term, payors must be able to maximize the value these networks deliver.


The ‘big data’ revolution in US healthcare

Big data could transform the healthcare sector, but the industry must undergo fundamental changes before stakeholders can capture its full value.


Changing patient behavior: The next frontier in healthcare value

To address the rising cost of chronic conditions, health systems must find effective ways to get people to adopt healthier behaviors. A new person-centric approach to behavior change is likely to improve the odds of success.


Integrated care 2012

Articles in this publication are designed to help payors, providers, and health systems overcome the challenges ahead and leverage integrated care effectively to deliver better patient care at a lower cost.


Using care pathways to improve health systems

Care pathways enable health systems (and other healthcare organizations) to make evidence-based decisions about where to focus improvement efforts.


The next wave of change for US healthcare payments

The development of an automated payment network would reduce bad debt, cut administrative costs, and save billions of dollars.


Revisiting healthcare payments: An industry still in need of overhaul

While pilots are underway and some progress is being made to restructure US healthcare payments, there is still much more to be done.


US healthcare payments: Remedies for an ailing system

As American consumers shoulder more of the burden of healthcare costs, new models are needed to facilitate payment flows, combat growing bad debt, and improve efficiency across the value chain.


Overhauling the US healthcare payment system

A hugely inefficient payment system is ripe for transformation. The inefficiency is concentrated in the $250B that consumers pay doctors and hospitals, and the $1.3T that insurers send to these providers.