Health Affairs June 8, 2017
Chris Jennings and James Capretta

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a five-part Health Affairs Blog series, produced in conjunction with the Bipartisan Policy Center, examining current issues and care models in the delivery system reform effort. Each post will be jointly authored by Democratic and Republican leaders in health policy. Check back for more posts in the series.

Employers and other private purchasers of medical services have played an important role in spurring health care delivery system and payment reform. The development of managed care has been accelerated by federal and state policies over the years but originated with private sector purchasers. Other models, such as accountable care organizations and bundled payments, were initially designed by employers seeking to improve value in the coverage they offered to their employees....

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Topics: ACA (Affordable Care Act), ACO (Accountable Care), CMS, Health System / Hospital, Healthcare System, MACRA, Market Research, Medicare Advantage, Patient / Consumer, Payer, Physician, Primary care, Private Exchange, Provider, Self-insured, Value Based
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