DRIVE Health Initiative calls on Congress, the President, and new HHS Secretary to renew government’s commitment to value-based health care
The DRIVE Health Initiative submitted comments to the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) in response to their request for information (RFI) "seeking...feedback on a new direction to promote patient-centered care and test market-driven reforms that empower beneficiaries as consumers, provide price transparency, increase choices and competition to drive quality, reduce costs, and improve outcomes." The DRIVE Health Initiative strongly recommends value-based purchasing strategies as the key to fixing our health care system, utilizing innovative programs such as the Medicare Centers of Excellence (MCOE) and Employer Centers of Excellence Network (ECEN).
Bill Kramer and Annette Guarsico-Fildes discuss targeted deregulation and market-based purchasing strategies based on employer tactics they say have improved healthcare efficiency and effectiveness with Health Leaders Media.
The Commonwealth Fund recently published a case study on the Intensive Outpatient Care Program (IOCP). This Pacific Business Group on Health pilot program focuses on helping people with multiple chronic conditions get the care they need in a primary care or outpatient care setting.
On behalf of the DRIVE Health Initiative, David Lansky of PBGH and Annette Guarisco-Fildes of ERIC penned a joint op-ed about how quality affordable healthcare is within our reach. The op-ed provides informative statistics and information about value-based care models, as well as the example of PGBH’s Employers Centers of Excellence Network (ECEN) and what our government leaders need to do to accelerate the transition from fee-for-service to value-based care.
The DRIVE Health Initiative submitted comments to The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in response to their request for information on, "...how to change existing regulations in ways that put patients first, promote greater consumer choice, enhance affordability and return more control over healthcare to the States," and "...innovative ideas that could help stabilize and strengthen the individual and small group health insurance markets." In the letter, The DRIVE Health Initiative urged adoption of alternative payment models under Medicare and provided specific ideas of how the agency could move forward.
Read DRIVE's statement from the Medicare Advantage Hearing on Promoting Integrated and Coordinated Care for Medicare Beneficiaries.