November 2015

Attributes Common to Programs That Successfully Treat High-Need, High-Cost Individuals

November 10, 2015


Many programs attempting to effectively treat high-need, high-cost individuals have not been able to lower spending, improve outcomes, or increase satisfaction. This paper suggests 8 attributes that many successful programs share.

Testing Novel Patient Financial Incentives to Increase Breast Cancer Screening

November 13, 2015


This study tested 3 financial incentives encouraging breast cancer screening (mammograms) among women deemed overdue. None were effective overall; "person-centered" incentives worked in the most recently screened subgroup.

Moving Risk to Physicians

November 13, 2015


The American healthcare system is finally moving away from fee-for-service toward bundled payments, but this transition will only be successful if we shift risk to the physicians.