Health Care Delivery


Quality Matters - February/March 2014

In this issue: a look at the Independence at Home demonstration, which is testing whether treating frail, elderly patients with multiple chronic conditions in their homes improves outcomes and reduces health care spending.



Using to Benchmark and Improve Performance: Stories from the Field

September 24, 2013 - Download the presentations and review the archived webinar, during which participants saw a live demo of and heard stories from the field from those using the tool in their work.



Measuring What Matters for ACOs

January 31, 2014 - More than 55 percent of the U.S. population now lives in a local area with an accountable care organization (ACO), in which a group of providers is held accountable by a payer for the total cost and quality of care for a defined set of patients. The spread of ACOs, however, by no means ensures their success. Significant questions remain about whether the goals of the model—better care at lower costs—will be achieved.