People with complex, long-term health care needs, and those living in poverty, often struggle the most to get their needs met. This video looks at new models of care that can help health care providers improve the health and health care of their high-need patients, while also lowering costs.
According to a national survey, 28 percent of accountable care organizations (ACOs) have teamed up with community health centers, an indication that these safety-net providers are viewed by ACOs as valuable partners.
Consolidation between and among hospitals and physicians can lead to improvements in efficiency and quality of care, but it also tends to raise prices for health care services. As part of their Commonwealth Fund–supported study, researchers outlined eight strategies to promote greater competition on price and quality.