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Author Archives: Rachel Regan

Practical Advice on Payment Reform

In order for payment reform to be successful from the perspective of purchasers, payers, providers, and patients, Harold Miller, President and CEO of the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform www.chqpr.org asserts that there are four separate goals which must all be met.  If you’re familiar with Harold Miller’s work on healthcare payment reform, […]

Is There a Better Way to Pay for Healthcare than the Prevalent “Fee-for-service” Model?

Is there a better way to pay for healthcare than the prevalent “fee-for-service” model?  The answer to this question has been pursued for years.  Recently, it has become even more urgent due to the changes in Medicare reimbursements (Hospital Readmission Reduction Act), the Affordable Care Act, and recent targets set by the Obama Administration to […]