With the imminent arrival of the Affordable Care Act‘s provisions, a recent article from the New England Journal of Medicine offers a prescription for how to achieve both patient-centered care and cost efficiency.
Written by the four leaders heading the Bipartisan Policy Center Health Care Cost Containment Initiative, you can read how “strong health care system, a stable federal budget, and a productive economy are complementary, not competing, priorities” here.
Main recommendations (most with sub-recommendations) from the report include:
- Improving and enhancing Medicare
- Reforming tax policy to favor consolidation
- Placing priorities on quality, prevention, and wellness for both consumers and practitioners
- Encouraging and empowering states