Budget-neutrality requirements should be eliminated for current and future Medicare and Medicaid demonstrations regarding care coordination and medical hom
Beneficiary and provider participation in chronic-care coordination programs and medical homes should be voluntary, should entail no additional cost to ben
A medical home should include voluntary patient selection of a primary provider or medical practice.
Medicare should continue to test multiple types of ACOs to determine which models achieve improved quality and reduced costs.
The benefits of computerized data systems that facilitate access to personal health information are clear.
Consumers have a right to accurate, secure, and confidential health and health-related information.
The U.S. health care system has serious quality problems.
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Measuring performance is key to identifying problems in the health care system and thus to improving quality.
To ensure high-quality care and the most efficient use of resources, clinicians and patients need to have the best possible evidence about the effectivenes