Countries that spend more on health care often also have a higher life expectancy, though many other factors can contribute to variations across countries. We graphed health care spending and life expectancy for countries competing in the 2014 World Cup Group of 16 to see how these two health indicators played out.
Our infographic shows how a consumer’s costs vary depending on the provider he or she chooses for a sample medical procedure that is subject to reference pricing.
Explains how reference pricing programs, when implemented in consumer-friendly ways, can minimize price variation and encourage consumers to shop for care based on price and quality.
Find out how health care data can be used to measure and improve the quality of health care that patients receive.
Although the Affordable Care Act now offers individuals greatly expanded access to health coverage, simply having an insurance card does not guarantee access to high-quality health care.
Defines what quality health care is and explains why measuring health care quality is important. Discusses five ways that quality measurement can improve health care.
Explains value-based insurance design and high-value care, outlines the key elements that value-based insurance should include.
Learn about two types of health insurance models that insurers are implementing to encourage consumers to take a more active role in their health, and find out which model is more effective and why.
Lays out options for states determining benefit packages (called Alternative Benefit Plans) for those who are newly eligible for Medicaid, including key factors states should consider when designing these benefits.
Explains how accountable care organizations give financial incentives to health care providers to work as a team to deliver high-quality care;discusses challenges states face when implementing ACOs in Medicaid.