This series explains what Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are and discusses how to build ACOs that meet patient needs, improve quality, and reduce health care costs.
Quality measurement uses data to evaluate the performance of health plans and providers. Learn how the health care field is using this data to measure and improve the quality of health care that patients receive.
Consumers, employers, and policymakers all need greater transparency in health care pricing. Learn what federal and state policymakers can do to improve access to health care price information.
Explains value-based insurance design and high-value care, outlines the key elements that value-based insurance should include.
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.
Learn how patients and health care providers can team up to ensure better health care for consumers at a lower cost and in a timely manner.
The State Innovation Model (SIM) grant program gives states funding and technical assistance to design and test new ways to provide and pay for health care. This brief examines the six states that received Round 1 SIM Testing grants to identify best practices for consumer advocate engagement.
Learn how the Affordable Care Act creates opportunities for states to design and test new models of health care delivery, which can lead to better health and reduced spending.
Lays out the basics of how managed long-term care in Medicaid works; highlights key questions for advocates to ask when evaluating how managed care will affect consumers.