Healthcare Value and Payment Innovations

In today's health care system, nearly every stakeholder is focused on delivering greater value. Better health outcomes for patients and greater efficiency in health care delivery and health care spending are over-arching goals. NEHI's research and policy agenda reflects the multiple approaches that NEHI member organizations are now taking towards realizing higher value in U.S. health care, from alternative payment models for provider reimbursement, to value-based arrangements between health care payers and pharmaceutical and device manufacturers, to patient engagement initiatives designed to bring greater equity and patient focus to the care experienced by patients every day.

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  • Publication Date: September 1, 2010

    From Evidence to Practice: Making CER Findings Work for Providers and Patients

    This issue brief identifies a number of major factors found by NEHI research that could influence the creation of a coherent and effective CER dissemination strategy.
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  • Publication Date: March 30, 2010

    A Matter of Urgency: Reducing Emergency Department Overuse

    The overuse of U.S. emergency departments (EDs) is responsible for $38 billion in wasteful spending each year. Given the tremendous opportunity to lower health care costs by addressing this problem, NEHI launched an initiative to examine ED overuse in detail. Through this initiative, NEHI has identified the key factors driving this costly ED overuse, including who overuses the ED, what causes ED overuse and what can be done to reduce it.
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  • Publication Date: January 20, 2010

    Remaking Primary Care: A Framework for the Future

    This report delves into the basis of the current crisis in primary care and offers solutions for the future.
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  • Publication Date: September 10, 2009

    Rx for Health Reform

    NEHI has taken a leading role in informing and influencing the health care debate. The core of this initiative is our policy statement, Rx for Health Reform, calling for containing health care costs by preventing illness, managing chronic diseases and strengthening primary care. These goals can be realized by implementing a series of policy changes known as the NEHI Nine. NEHI supports increasing access to health care of uninsured Americans but believes that a lasting and cost conscious solution requires system-wide reform. If we change the way we finance, organize and deliver care, we can improve quality and save costs for all Americans by preventing illness, managing chronic diseases, and strengthening primary care.
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  • Publication Date: August 12, 2009

    Thinking Outside the Pillbox: A System-wide Approach to Improving Patient Medication Adherence for Chronic Disease

    This issue brief addresses the root causes of poor patient medication adherence - a significant contributor to overall health care waste - and offers promising solutions to improve adherence, particularly among chronic disease patients.
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  • Publication Date: May 26, 2009

    Remaking Primary Care: From Crisis to Opportunity

    This report focuses on the factors contributing to the failure of our current primary care system and offers innovative approaches to reform its design and delivery.
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  • Publication Date: April 20, 2009

    Balancing Act: Comparative Effectiveness Research and Innovation in U.S. Health Care

    This white paper, representing the views of a broad range of health care stakeholders, provides a first-of-its-kind framework for designing and implementing a federal CER program that will sustain the unique dynamics of innovation in health care.
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  • Publication Date: July 21, 2008

    Comparative Effectiveness Research

    A summary of NEHI's work in comparative effectiveness research.
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  • Publication Date: February 25, 2008

    Improving Physician Adherence to Clinical Practice Guidelines

    To address the variance between agreed-upon standards of care and actual care provided by strengthening physician guidelines, we must overcome key barriers to adherence.
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  • Publication Date: December 19, 2006

    A Case Study on CPOE: A Blueprint for a Beginning

    The Massachusetts Hospital CPOE Initiative is a groundbreaking and dynamic undertaking that has brought critical people in the state together to accelerate the adoption of this innovative technology.
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