Meredith B. Rosenthal
A white paper by Meredith Rosenthal, Ph.D., of the Harvard School of Public Health, reviews the presentations delivered at the October 2010 conference on payment reform sponsored by the Massachusetts Medical Society and The Commonwealth Fund.
The presentations were from five organizations that have implemented some version of global payments. Rosenthal identifies six common elements among the payment reform efforts:
Rosenthal concludes that "the process by which reform proceeds is critically important to its success."