Attributing Patient to Accountable Care Organizations: Performance Year Approach Aligns Stakeholder Interest

Attributing Patient to Accountable Care Organizations: Performance Year Approach Aligns Stakeholder Interest

Researchers simulated the effects of the two methods proposed for assigning patients to an accountable care organization: prospective attribution and retrospective, or performance year, attribution. Their analysis suggests that performance year attribution offers advantages to health care providers.

Personalized Strategies to Activate and Empower Patients in Health Care and Reduce Health Disparities

Personalized Strategies to Activate and Empower Patients in Health Care and Reduce Health Disparities

Designing culturally-sensitive personalized interventions is essential to sustain patients’ involvement in their treatment, and encourage patients to take an active role in their own health and health care. This article proposes a patient-centered, multi-level activation and empowerment framework (individual-, health care professional-, community-, and health care delivery system-level) to inform the development of culturally informed personalized patient activation and empowerment (P-PAE) interventions to improve population health, and reduce racial and ethnic disparities. The article also discusses relevant Affordable Care Act payment and delivery policy reforms, and how they impact patient activation and empowerment.

Measuring and Assigning Accountability for Healthcare Spending EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Measuring and Assigning Accountability for Healthcare Spending EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This Executive Summary from the Center for HealthCare Quality and Payment Reform describes six fundamental problems with the current attribution and risk adjustment systems that are being used in these measures and explains how these problems could seriously harm both patients and healthcare providers.

Impact of Enroll America on the Number of Individuals Covered through the Federally Facilitated Marketplace

Impact of Enroll America on the Number of Individuals Covered through the Federally Facilitated Marketplace

This research article, posted by AcademyHealth, assess the impact of Enroll America’s field outreach activities on the number of individuals enrolled in Marketplace coverage during the first open enrollment period.