Skip to main content

Advanced Search

Advanced Search

Current Filters

Filter your query

Publication Types



Newsletter Article


System Change

  • Health Care Experiment Aims for Healthier Patients, Lower Costs Stateline by Michael Ollove—Vermont, with a population more rural and less diverse than the country as a whole, is embarking on an experiment that could transform the delivery of health care nationwide….Under Vermont's plan, to be phased in through 2022, health plans would pay doctors and hospitals based on how well they care for their patients and contain costs, rather than on the volume of services they provide. Some health care plans, public and private, have been experimenting with "pay for performance" systems for more than a decade. But Vermont's experiment is the most ambitious, aiming to cover 70 percent of the state's residents (excluding those who are in out-of-state employer-sponsored plans), whether they are beneficiaries of Medicare, Medicaid, or commercial health insurance.

Publication Details