To support improvements in health care delivery and payment systems, individuals and organizations that purchase health care services need a clear business case showing that the proposed changes will achieve sufficient benefits to justify them. Providers also need the business case to show they will be able to successfully deliver high-quality care in a financially sustainable way under the new system. This brief, by the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement, details the 10-step process for health care purchasers and providers to develop a sound business case to support successful reforms to both health care payment and delivery systems.Read the issue brief
AcademyHealth is a leading national organization serving the fields of health services and policy research and the professionals who produce and use this important work. Through its research, it seeks to manage, learn from, and communicate the results of payment and health care delivery reform efforts to influence the field at large. AcademyHealth shares the lessons learned from its research and provides technical assistance in the form of written products, webinars, and convenings with Payment Reform Strategies for High Value Care grantees and communities working under the Aligning Forces for Quality initiative.
Making the Business Case for Payment and Delivery Reform
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