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Paying More for Primary Care: Can It Help Bend the Medicare Cost Curve?

March 19, 2012

Estimates how a permanent 10 percent increase in Medicare fees for primary care ambulatory visits would affect the number and cost of visits and spending for inpatient and post-acute care. Considers primary care's role in bending the Medicare cost curve.

Reducing Hospital Readmissions in New York State: A Simulation Analysis of Alternative Payment Incentives

September 13, 2011

Examines strategies to reduce hospital readmissions, including improving discharge processes, post-discharge support, and payment incentives. Estimates payers' and hospitals' cost savings from pay-for-performance and episode-based payments.

Considering a Health Insurance Exchange: Lessons From the Rhode Island Experience

June 25, 2009

Describes Rhode Island's public process to clarify and prioritize stakeholders' goals for a health insurance exchange, evaluate its components, consider the state's market characteristics, and identify and evaluate options. Outlines lessons learned.

Making Coverage for the Uninsured The Role of Community Initiatives: Findings from a Study of Five States

October 1, 2004

The Georgia Department of Community Health, with the Philanthropic Collaborative for a Healthy Georgia, developed a matching grants initiative focused on school health in Georgia.

Making Coverage for the Uninsured: The Role of Community Initiatives

December 31, 2000

An analysis of community initiatives in their efforts to bridge the growing gap between public and private health insurance coverage.