Nudging Physicians Toward Value: Incentives in the Era of MACRA-Economics


On June 2, 2016, The Commonwealth Fund, Healthcare: the Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation, and The University of Pennsylvania hosted an event at the National Press Club, in Washington, D.C., that explored how leading policymakers, health system executives, and payers are crafting innovative incentive programs to support value-based models of care. The event, MACRA-Economics: Nudging Physicians Toward Value, focused on programs at three regional health systems—Advocate Healthcare in Chicago, Baptist Health System in San Antonio, and Partners HealthCare in Boston—and consider how insights from behavioral economics are shaping new models of provider incentives. Watch a video below.

Speakers Included:

  • David Blumenthal, M.D., The Commonwealth Fund
  • Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • Patrick Conway, M.D., M.Sc., Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Dana Safran, Sc.D., Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Lee B. Sacks, M.D., and Pankaj Patel, M.D., Advocate Physician Partners
  • Sree Chaguturu, M.D., Partners HealthCare
  • Gary Whittington, Baptist Health System
  • Amol Navathe, M.D., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania



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