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.
The DRIVE Health Initiative urges the President and Secretary to promote value-based care policies to not only improve health care and lower costs, but also as a strategy to free up resources to promote job creation and fund your other key priorities.