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Kaiser Health News
Dr. Kavita Patel, a former White House health care expert and a researcher at the Brookings Institution, a Washington-based think tank, said the administration’s timing was not coincidental. “They are building the case for doing targeted specialty payment models,” she said. “The administration is trying to get at the delivery system from all angles.”
Health Affairs
The concept of clinical nuance, implemented using value-based insurance design (V-BID), is a key innovation already widely implemented in the private and public payers. It recognizes two important facts about the provision of medical care: 1) medical services differ in the amount of health produced, and 2) the clinical benefit derived from a medical service depends on who is using it, who is delivering the service, and where it is being delivered.
American Action Forum
Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses the future of Medicare on Fox Business.
To make sense of the latest SGR patch, the AAFP asked Kavita Patel, M.D., who practices primary care medicine at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, and who is the Merkin Fellow for Finance Reform and Clinical Leadership and managing director for clinical transformation and delivery at the Brookings Institution's Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, to explain the significance of the most recent action.