Navigation Links
Neiman Center Issues Policy Brief Outlining Innovative Health Care Payment Models to Provide Cost-Effective Specialty Care for Patients
Date:6/11/2013

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  As efforts to create Accountable Care Organizations and other shared savings programs gain momentum in the health care system, a policy brief issued today by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute outlines innovative payment models that can achieve the dual goals of health system sustainability and providing patients affordable, cost-effective access to medical imaging and other specialty services.

The policy brief, "Beyond Fee-For-Service:  Emerging Payment Models in Radiology," makes clear that the imperative of shared savings programs -- which incentivize providers to curb costs by making them assume greater financial risk for a patient's care -- doesn't have to reduce access to specialty care. In fact, as the brief states, new payment models can "align provision and payment of specialty care with efforts to ensure a sustainable, high-quality health care system."

"One of the potential harms of making providers responsible financially for the totality of a patient's care is that it can create incentives to withhold services in order to maximize profits," said Neiman Institute CEO Richard Duszak, MD, FACR. "This undermines the primary goal of health reform, to provide better care and improve outcomes in order to contain costs through enhanced long-term health and wellness."

The Neiman Institute policy brief focuses on new payment models for both inpatient care as well episodic care, such as screening mammograms.

"What this policy brief tells us is that we can use 'big data' and what we know about care patterns to design payment models that employ imaging and various specialty care services for the right patients at the right time, in a cost-effective manner," explained Duszak.

The Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute studies the value and role of radiology in evolving health care delivery and payment systems, including quality based approaches to care and the impact of medical imaging on overall health care costs. HPI research provides a foundation for evidence-based imaging policy to improve patient care and bolster efficient, effective use of health care resources.

To read the full text of the policy brief, please visit neimanhpi.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Center for Organ Recovery & Education Renews Call for Pennsylvania State Lawmakers to Support Donate Life PA Act
2. CareSpot Opens Fifth Broward County Urgent Care Center
3. Betty Ford Center, Hazelden Foundation Pursue Possible Alliance
4. Kettering Medical Center Acquires Elektas Versa HD Radiotherapy System
5. Hair Restoration Center Announces New Female Medical Hair Restoration
6. BioDrain Breaks into National Network of Ambulatory Surgical Centers and Expands Installations of its STREAMWAY System throughout the U.S.
7. Holy Name Medical Center Treats Migraine Headaches At Dedicated Center
8. Fortune 500 Pharmaceutical Company Expands Use of inContact Cloud Contact Center Software Across Multiple Divisions
9. TeamHealth Medical Call Center Forms Clinical Advisory Committee
10. Puerto Ricos Caribbean Imaging and Radiation Therapy Center Orders Elektas New Versa HD System for Treatment of Cancer Patients
11. SOAPware President Randall Oates, M.D. Among First NCQA Certified Patient-Centered Medical Home Content Experts
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/10/2017)... -- NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 for its highly ... designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor solution, ZeroWire ... support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, and the lowering ... ... ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... 4, 2017  South Korean-based healthcare product Development Company ... "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device will educate the user ... with better efficiency compared to the dated and pricey ... on efficacy of the compression for a more informed ... goal to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... third quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. ... day with the investment community and media to further ... call will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern time. Investors, ... webcast of the conference call through a link that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple ... care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster ... Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s ... Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s ... The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the ... danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains ... a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and ... plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway ... store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in ... existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to ... home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):