Financial alignment across the health care and social services sectors is a promising strategy to encourage collaboration to improve population health. This paper, commissioned by AcademyHealth's Payment Reform for Population Health program, outlines two approaches for aligning incentives: parallel risk and hierarchical risk.
AcademyHealth's Payment Reform for Population Health team identified four major element domains that influence the conditions and collaborations associated with how health care purchasers, plans, and providers might support strategies for sustainable funding and financing activities and infrastructure that can bolster non-clinical community-wide population health.
Niall Brennan of Health Care Cost Institute, an AcademyHealth Organizational Affiliate, announces a new data access and pricing policy to enable robust research needed for informed debate on reform and innovation in the health care system.
Individuals in Medicaid expansion states experienced positive results across multiple dimensions of personal finance including a reduced likelihood of new medical collections, decreased risk of medical out-of-pocket expenditures, and fewer ultimately unpaid medical bills.
Retail health clinics are a growing care source now capable of treating the approximately 100 million Americans with diabetes, asthma, or hypertension. AcademyHealth student member Elizabeth Danielson highlights the need for research into cost and quality of this care.
Webinar: Helping Older Dual Eligibles Meet Their Basic Needs - Increasing Access to SNAP and Public Benefit Programs to Reduce Healthcare Cost
During this webinar, panelists provide an overview of new research on the effect of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) enrollment on health care utilization for senior dual eligibles in the state of Maryland and found that participation in SNAP reduces health care costs for low-income older adults.