Value-based Payment Policies Can Help Reduce Health Care Disparities—If We Do It Right

As the health care system moves towards value-based payment, we need performance measures that can assess and monitor disparities in health and health care. The National Quality Forum’s Health Equity Roadmap provides a structure to reconsider longstanding disparities in the context of value-based payment and emerging care models.

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The NQF Roadmap for Promoting Health Equity and Eliminating Disparities: Diverse Voices Produced Strong Recommendations

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While We’re Fixing Health Care, Let’s Get It Right


President Trump and the Republican Congress have vowed to repeal and replace Obamacare, and Democrats and advocacy groups have pushed back in force. Consumer advocates concerned about the health care of vulnerable populations have focused on preventing loss of health insurance coverage. Insurance companies, for their part, warn that repeal will cause uncertainty in actuarial forecasting, leading to higher premiums and forcing their departure from some markets.

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