Medicare's Value-Driven Future

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<p>The Medicare program has an array of tools, many provided by the Affordable Care Act, for improving beneficiary care and keeping costs under control. Their purpose is to help Medicare greatly expand the proportion of its payments tied to quality or value.</p><p>This issue brief is the first in our <em>Medicare at 50 Years</em> series to explore the key issues facing Medicare’s future and options for addressing them. Authors Gerard F. Anderson, Karen Davis, and Stuart Guterman explore the evolution of Medicare payment policy, the potential of value-based payment to improve care for beneficiaries and achieve savings, and strategies for accelerating its adoption.</p>
<p>Upcoming briefs in the series will focus on modernizing Medicare’s benefit package, improving care for complex patients, and the program’s fiscal outlook.</p> Read more