• Interview | AAFP News

    Ask the Expert: Former CMS Head Breaks Down ACO Lessons to Date

    July 24, 2014, Mark B. McClellan

  • Interview | George Washington University

    February 25, 2014, Kavita Patel

  • In the News

    [The outbreak of polio] is clear evidence of the collapse of the health care system in Syria and the terrible humanitarian consequences.

    November 1, 2013, Elizabeth Ferris, World Politics Review
  • In the News

    The international humanitarian response effort has been trying to ramp up support for this cross-border operation and Syrians playing an active role in these processes.

    November 1, 2013, Megan Bradley
  • Podcast

    Health Care Reform Opportunities and Affordable Care Act Implementation

    September 13, 2013, Kavita Patel and Fred Dews

  • In the News

    In a national economy that is still 2.5 million jobs short of its pre-recession peak, healthcare is a bright spot. Employment will only grow as baby boomers age and are more likely to use healthcare services.

    July 2, 2013, Martha Ross, Fierce Health Finance
  • In the News

    Accountable care organizations (ACOs) at their heart are about aligning providers’ financial incentives with patients’ needs for better health and lower cost care. Unlike traditional third-party, fee-for-service insurance, which pays more for doing more, the payment models underlying accountable care pay more for achieving better care at lower cost.

    March 4, 2013, Mark B. McClellan, Wall Street Journal
  • In the News

    It’s the biggest expansion of Medicaid in a long time, and the biggest ever in terms of adults covered. Although the federal government is on the hook for most of the cost, Medicaid on the whole is one of the biggest items in state budgets and the fastest growing. So there are some understandable concerns about the financial implications and how implementation would work.

    January 28, 2013, Mark B. McClellan, The Associated Press
  • In the News

    The steps that I think are most promising are really about changing payment methods to reward providers for better health outcomes.

    January 21, 2013, Mark B. McClellan, Financial Times
  • In the News

    The cost of health care is going to keep going up. It’s going to go up because we’re getting older and as we get older we use more health care and it’s going to go up because science is keeping on producing wonderful new things that physicians and hospitals can do. And they cost money. What we can do is eliminate the needlessly expensive way in which we now provide health care.

    January 7, 2013, Henry J. Aaron, Nightly Business Report

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