Patient-Centered Care + Cost Containment

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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, prioritieshere.

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

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