We need to move to value! What is value?

The American health care system is continuing to move towards a focus on value.  Earlier this year, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell recently announced a time line to move Medicare to value or as it… Read More

Is Value Based Purchasing getting it right?

Value Based Purchasing (VBP) is the program CMS uses to financially reward and punish hospitals based on the quality of the care the hospitals provide and their ability to cut costs.  Two stories from Kaiser Health News highlight… Read More

Could Doctor Involvement Be for Real?

In Doctors Council’s recent White Paper and other forums we have argued that fundamental change in the health care delivery system can not be achieved without doctor involvement.  A recent study in Health Affairs: First National Survey Of ACOs Finds… Read More