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Innovation In Serious Illness Care Payment: Progress To Date And Opportunities For The New Administration

March 9, 2017 | By CAPC Staff

In Health Affairs, Tom Valuck and Ross Montgomery discuss a potential path forward for health care delivery and payment under the Trump Administration and new Congress. In the post, the authors outline key opportunities for policymakers to continue progress toward high-value care for the seriously ill. These opportunities include expansion of successful voluntary payment models from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and development of new physician-focused models, implementation of policies to support flexibility in Medicare Advantage, and efforts to catalyze innovation in private health plans.

Through the authors’ analyses, there is reason for optimism despite uncertainty. “While Republicans and Democrats are at odds on most health policy issues, making serious illness care high quality, affordable, and community-based presents an opportunity for common ground,” they say. Click here to read the full story.

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