How New Payment Initiatives Encourage Quality of Care

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A new video clip by the Department of Health and Human Services explains how many doctors’ practices are currently paid by the government for the treatment they provide, and highlights the new payment models and initiatives to encourage healthier outcomes for patients. Called the Quality Payment Program, the federal government is making changes to pay doctors based on the quality Read More...

National Initiative Aims to Spur Health Innovation Through Consumer Engagement

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Community Catalyst recently launched an initiative, the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation (the Center) to “make our health system one that is truly people-centered.” Collaborating with partners across the country, including the Medicare Rights Center, the Center’s approach is one that “works directly with consumer advocates to increase the skills and power they have to establish an effective Read More...