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Using Shared-Savings Strategies to Cut Health Care Costs

New approaches to health care payment that encourage providers to reduce medical spending by allowing them to share in the net savings have attracted considerable interest. For a new Commonwealth Fund issue brief, Michael Bailit and Christine Hughes interviewed leaders at payer and provider organizations and state agencies about their shared-savings approaches. These wide-ranging approaches have been driven by the push for performance-based payment for medical homes and other providers, as well as the Affordable Care Act's accountable care organization provisions.

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