• Solving the Sustainable Growth Rate Formula Conundrum Continues Steps Toward Cost Savings and Care Improvement

    Congress is considering legislation that would replace Medicare’s current payment formula with one that rewards physicians and other providers for delivering high-value care. In this Commonwealth Fund-supported article in Health Affairs, James D. Reschovsky and colleagues at Mathematica Policy Research describe key features of the proposed payment methodology, assess its...

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  • Medicare at 50—Moving Forward

    In part 2 of their report in the New England Journal of Medicine, David Blumenthal, M.D., Karen Davis, and Stuart Guterman examine the challenges for Medicare's future and discuss proposals for both incremental and comprehensive reform that could be taken up individually or as part of an integrated strategy....

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  • Medicare at 50—Origins and Evolution

    In the first report of a two-part series published in the New England Journal of Medicine, David Blumenthal, M.D., Karen Davis, and Stuart Guterman trace the origins of Medicare and discuss its accomplishments, the changes it has undergone, and the challenges that remain.

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