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Recently, numerous Medicare reform proposals have been issued that call for strengthening the program’s fiscal sustainability and improving processes to better serve beneficiaries. Overwhelming consensus exists across these proposals – as well as on Capitol Hill – on the need to update Medicare’s fee-for-service (FFS) payment structure. PFM has created a grid that provides a side-by-side comparison of the Medicare provisions in the following recent, notable reform proposals:

  • The Brookings Institution“Bending the Curve: Person-Centered Health Care Reform: A Framework for Improving Care and Slowing Health Care Cost Growth”
  • Bipartisan Policy Center“A Bipartisan Rx for Patient-Centered Care and System-Wide Cost Containment”
  • The Commonwealth Fund“Confronting Costs: Stabilizing U.S. Health Spending While Moving Toward a High Performance Health Care System”

Note: Every effort was made to draw concise, direct comparisons across the proposals. However, the proposals are all nuanced in their approach and provide varying levels of detail and specificity across the reform concepts they explore. Therefore, direct comparisons are not possible in some cases.

Read the full comparison here.

Friday, August 22, 2014