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What's New | August 15, 2012

Innovative Payment Policies Innovative Payment Policies
Traditional models of health care financing and delivery can lead to inefficient care and often lack incentives to control high health care costs and improve quality.

This issue’s featured policy Innovations describe an insurer’s contracting program and a medical center’s accountable care organization approach to reduce health care costs and improve quality, in addition to a multispecialty center’s use of innovative policies to enhance access to care among low-income patients.

The featured QualityTools include a decision guide about pay-for-performance for purchasers of health care services and a toolkit designed to assist health plans and providers in implementing a bundled fee payment model.
Featured Innovations:
Featured QualityTools:

 Pay for Performance: A Decision Guide for Purchasers
Developed by Harvard University; University of California, San Francisco

 PROMETHEUS Payment® Implementation Toolkit
Developed by Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute

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 AMA Weigh What Matters
Developed by American Medical Association

 Extreme Heat Media Toolkit
Developed by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; National Center for Environmental Health

 Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Risk Calculator
Developed by Northwestern University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology