November 2015

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.

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.

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.