PAPER: Realigning U.S. Health Care Incentives to Better Serve Patients and Taxpayers
With the debate over how to credibly finance health reform taking center stage, Health CEOs for Health Reform released Realigning U.S. Health Care Incentives to Better Serve Patients and Taxpayers at an event on Capitol Hill. The detailed recommendations emphasize a need to refocus our health care delivery on the patient and move away from fee-for-service medicine. Most notably, Health CEOs for Health Reform recommend that providers be held accountable to reasonable cost and quality standards at a specified date, guaranteeing that health reform will slow the rate of Medicare cost growth. Health CEOs for Health Reform make clear that significant savings and a more sustainable health system are eminently feasible. We have to look no further than our own backyards to prove it is possible.
View the videos to the right for some highlights from the event. Full coverage is available here. HC4HR Press features a complete list of media coverage of the event.
Members of HC4HR believe in the following three principles:
- Health reform is an urgent priority for our nation and should not be postponed.
- Meaningful health reform entails both quality, affordable health coverage for all and delivery system reform. This will require all stakeholders to move away from "business as usual."
- A more sustainable health system will require all health care stakeholders to offer and accept changes to their business models as part of a catalytic package that will better serve everyone.