Quality

Delivery & Financing Approaches

When There's Harm in the Hospital: Can Transparency Replace "Deny and Defend"?
Forum Session — March 11, 2016
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Goal-Oriented Chronic Care: Defining Concepts and Developing Tools
Forum Session — September 25, 2015
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Quality Stars: Medicare Advantage Plans and the Star Rating System
Forum Session — May 8, 2015
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

The Star Rating System and Medicare Advantage Plans
Issue Brief No. 854 — May 5, 2015
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Incorporating Patient Perspectives in Measuring Quality and Value
Forum Session — March 13, 2015
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Health Policy Essentials 2015
Briefing Book — February 6, 2015
Authors: Sally Coberly, PhD, Jennifer Jenson, MPH, MPP & Lisa Sprague, MBA

Community Collaboration to Improve Population Health
Forum Session — January 30, 2015
Author: Jennifer Jenson, MPH, MPP

Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Surveys: Assessing Patient Experience
The Basics — December 18, 2014
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Promoting Evidence-Based Interventions: The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program
Forum Session — October 10, 2014
Author: Eileen Salinsky, MBA, Consultant

Coordinating Chronic Care: Will New Incentives Spur Primary Care-Specialist Collaboration?
Forum Session — June 6, 2014
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Transforming Payment and Health Care Delivery: Early Reports from the State Innovation Model (SIM) Initiative
Forum Session — April 18, 2014
Author: Jessamy Taylor, MPP

Telehealth: Into the Mainstream?
Forum Session — April 11, 2014
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Management of Chronic Care Needs: What Will It Really Take to Coordinate Care?
Forum Session — March 14, 2014
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Telehealth: Into the Mainstream?
Issue Brief No. 853 — March 10, 2014
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Medicaid Health Homes: Delivery System Glue for People with Chronic Health Conditions
Forum Session — December 13, 2013
Author: Jessamy Taylor, MPP

Seeking Value in Medicare: Addressing Quality and Cost
Forum Session — November 22, 2013
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Implementing Pediatric Medical Homes: Challenges of Improving Primary Care for Children
Forum Session — November 8, 2013
Author: Eileen Salinsky, MBA, Consultant

Transforming Behavioral Health Practice, Payment, and Policy: Too Fast, Too Slow, or Just Right?
Forum Session — September 20, 2013
Author: Jessamy Taylor, MPP

Replacing the SGR: Changing the Paradigm for Medicare Physician Payment?
Forum Session — September 20, 2013
Authors: William J. Scanlon, PhD, Consultant & Sally Coberly, PhD

Patient-Centered Medical Home: Research Results Mixed, Experience Yields Optimism
Forum Session — September 13, 2013
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

The Medicare Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program: Time for an Update?
Forum Session — June 21, 2013
Authors: Sally Coberly, PhD & William J. Scanlon, PhD, Consultant

Pursuing High-Quality Care for an Aging Population: Challenges and Opportunities
Forum Session — March 29, 2013
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Safety Net Integration: Tackling Fragmentation While Improving Access to Care and Efficiency
Forum Session — December 7, 2012
Author: Jessamy Taylor, MPP

Breaking Down Silos of Care: Integration of Social Support Services with Health Care Delivery
Forum Session — October 19, 2012
Author: Carol V. O'Shaughnessy, MA

Bundled Payment in Medicare: Promise, Peril, and Practice
Forum Session — April 20, 2012
Author: Kathryn Linehan

Caesar's Ghost: The Effect of the Rising Rate of C-Sections on Health Care Costs and Quality
Forum Session — March 30, 2012
Authors: Jessamy Taylor, MPP & Michele J. Orza, ScD

Mission Possible II: Reducing Health Care Costs Through Administrative Simplification
Forum Session — February 24, 2012
Author: Michele J. Orza, ScD

Bridging the Silos: Care Coordination for Kids with Serious Behavioral Health Conditions
Forum Session — December 16, 2011
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Mission Possible? Saving on Health Care Costs by Reducing Unnecessary Services
Forum Session — December 2, 2011
Author: Michele J. Orza, ScD

Preventing Hospital Readmissions: How Can Care Transitions for Medicare Beneficiaries Be Improved?
Forum Session — October 28, 2011
Author: Carol V. O'Shaughnessy, MA

Reengineering Health Care Delivery: What Lies Ahead?
Special Briefing — October 14, 2011
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Who’s Using Whom? Experience with User Fee Programs at FDA
Forum Session — September 23, 2011
Author: Michele J. Orza, ScD

Aligning Graduate Medical Education with Public Policy
Background Paper No. 82 — September 14, 2011
Author: Rob Cunningham, Consultant

Tiered Provider Networks: Steps to Cost Containment?
Forum Session — June 24, 2011
Author: Kathryn Linehan

Rocky Mountain Highs and Lows: Efforts to Improve Health and Reduce Costs in Denver
Site Visit — May 31–June 2, 2011
Authors: Michele J. Orza, ScD & Jessamy Taylor, MPP

Medicare's Vision of Accountable Care Organizations: Will Providers Have the Same View?
Forum Session — May 20, 2011
Author: Laura A. Dummit

Pioneering Transformation: Treating Chronic and Complex Disease in Underserved Areas
Forum Session — April 8, 2011
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

The Hospitalist: Better Value in Inpatient Care?
Issue Brief No. 842 — March 30, 2011
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Caring for Patients with Advanced and Serious Illnesses: Changing Medical Practice and Patient Expectations
Forum Session — March 18, 2011
Author: Carol V. O'Shaughnessy, MA

Oral Health Update: Ten Years After the Surgeon General’s Report
Forum Session — January 21, 2011
Author: Jessamy Taylor, MPP

Insurer-Provider Payment Negotiations: Implications for Health Spending
Forum Session — December 10, 2010
Author: Mary Ellen Stahlman

Pioneering Transformation: Technology, Data, and Safety Net Outcomes
Forum Session — November 18, 2010
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Calls for Patient-Centered Care: Physician and Hospital Response
Forum Session — October 22, 2010
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Patient-Centered Care: What Consumers and Families Want
Forum Session — October 1, 2010
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Focus on Reform: Health Care Safety Net-Related Provisions
Forum Session — July 16, 2010
Author: Jessamy Taylor, MPP

Focus on Reform: Public Health Provisions
Forum Session — June 25, 2010
Authors: Jessamy Taylor, MPP & Michele J. Orza, ScD

Incorporating Innovations in Health Care: Workforce Implications
Forum Session — June 11, 2010
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Transforming Health Care Delivery: Insights from the New Orleans Safety Net
Forum Session — April 16, 2010
Authors: Jessamy Taylor, MPP & Michele J. Orza, ScD

CHIPRA One Year Later: Where Does Implementation Stand?
Forum Session — March 19, 2010
Author: Judith D. Moore

Encouraging Cost-Reducing Innovations in Health Care: New Technology Apps, New Business Models
Small-Group Session — July 17, 2009
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Building the Medical Home: Under Construction in the States
Forum Session — June 5, 2009
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Coordinating Care for People with Multiple Chronic Conditions: The Guided Care Model and Other Innovative Approaches
Site Visit — April 17 & August 7, 2009
Authors: Judith D. Moore & Carol V. O'Shaughnessy, MA

Promising Models of Care Coordination for Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions: Getting Closer to the Holy Grail?
Forum Session — April 3, 2009
Author: Carol V. O'Shaughnessy, MA

Coordinating Care for Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions: Searching for the Holy Grail
Forum Session — March 27, 2009
Author: Carol V. O'Shaughnessy, MA

A Tale of Three Cities: Local Health Care Markets and Health Care Reform
Forum Session — November 14, 2008
Authors: Laura A. Dummit & Lisa Sprague, MBA

Exploring Comparative Effectiveness: Fundamentals and Controversies of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
Forum Session — October 30, 2008
Author: Michele J. Orza, ScD

Building the Medical Home: Surveying the Floor Plans
Forum Session — October 28, 2008
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Medicare's Hospice Benefit: In the Spotlight
Forum Session — August 1, 2008
Author: Mary Ellen Stahlman

Medicare Demonstrations
The Basics — July 30, 2008
Author: Amanda Cassidy, Consultant

The Fundamentals of Medicare Demonstrations
Background Paper No. 63 — July 22, 2008
Author: Amanda Cassidy, Consultant

Building the Medical Home: Evaluating the Blueprints
Forum Session — June 27, 2008
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Competition and Collaboration, Chicago-Style
Site Visit — March 16–18, 2008
Authors: Laura A. Dummit & Lisa Sprague, MBA

The Physician Group Practice Demo: Where Do We Take What We've Learned?
Forum Session — March 7, 2008
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Shampoo, Sunscreen, and Strep Tests: The Retail Approach to Primary Care
Forum Session — November 9, 2007
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Practicing in Groups: The Way to Quality and Efficiency?
Small-Group Session — September 14, 2007
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Physician Profiling: Can Medicare Paint an Accurate Picture?
Issue Brief No. 825 — September 10, 2007
Author: Laura A. Dummit

What Can Physician Profiling Do for Medicare?
Forum Session — July 13, 2007
Author: Laura A. Dummit

Children's Health Care Quality: Time to Grow Up?
Forum Session — April 13, 2007
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Competition and Collaboration: The Spirit of St. Louis
Site Visit — April 3–5, 2007
Authors: Laura A. Dummit & Lisa Sprague, MBA

Review of Access and Quality of Care in SCHIP Using Standardized National Performance Measures
Technical Paper — April 4, 2007
Author: Lee Partridge, Consultant

LA Story: Improving Care Management for the Chronically Ill and Chronically Underserved
Site Visit — April 18–20, 2006
Authors: Eileen Salinsky & Jessamy Taylor, MPP

Improving Care Management in Los Angeles: A Site Visit Overview
Special Briefing — April 5, 2006
Authors: Eileen Salinsky, Jessamy Taylor, MPP & Judith D. Moore

Caring for “Ryan White”: Balancing Quality, Access, Equity, and Finite Resources
Forum Session — March 14, 2006
Author: Jessamy Taylor, MPP

Redesigning Practice to Improve Care Delivery (Boston)
Site Visit — December 4–6, 2005
Authors: Laura A. Dummit & Lisa Sprague, MBA

Caring for "Ryan White": The Fundamentals of HIV/AIDS Treatment Policy
Background Paper — August 22, 2005
Author: Jessamy Taylor, MPP

Keeping Track of Care: Quality and Technology at LifeBridge Health System (Baltimore)
Site Visit — August 5, 2005
Authors: Judith D. Moore & Lisa Sprague, MBA

Charting the Quality Roadmap: A Conversation with Mark McClellan
Forum Session — May 20, 2005
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Hospital Oversight in Medicare: Accreditation and Deeming Authority
Issue Brief No. 802 — May 6, 2005
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Quality Improvement in Maryland: Partnerships and Progress
Site Visit — December 9–10, 2004
Authors: Judith D. Moore & Lisa Sprague, MBA

Paying for Performance in Health Care: Getting a Better Deal?
Forum Session — July 9, 2004
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

The Economics of Quality: Changing Incentives in Cincinnati
Site Visit — May 24–25, 2004
Authors: Lisa Sprague, MBA & Nora Super

Veterans' Health Care: Balancing Resources and Responsibilities
Issue Brief No. 796 — April 1, 2004
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Rural Health Care in the Electronic Age (Danville, PA)
Site Visit — November 6–7, 2003
Authors: Lisa Sprague, MBA & Nora Super

Disease Management to Population-Based Health: Steps in the Right Direction?
Forum Session — June 12, 2003
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Disease Management to Population-Based Health: Steps in the Right Direction?
Issue Brief No. 791 — May 16, 2003
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Pursuing Perfection in Health Care Delivery: Insights from Innovators
Forum Session — February 12, 2003
Author: Lisa Sprague, MBA

Depression: A Decade of Progress, More to Do
Issue Brief No. 786 — November 22, 2002
Author: Veronica V. Goff, Consultant

Mental Health Coverage Parity: Separating Wheat from Chaff
Issue Brief No. 745 — July 20, 1999
Author: Karl Polzer

Mental Health Coverage Parity: Separating Wheat from Chaff
Forum Session — July 20, 1999
Author: Karl Polzer

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