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.
Consumers have a right to accurate, secure, and confidential health and health-related information.
States and the federal government should fund the development of quality measures, quality oversight, and technical assistance to help all health professio
Consumers should be adequately represented at the governance and policymaking levels on all multi-stakeholder entities, such as those advising the Departme
Policymakers should support efforts to eliminate preventable medical injuries and accidents from procedural errors or preventable adverse events.
Federal and state governments should require individual providers and health care facilities (including hospitals, nursing homes,
Performance measures should be developed from evidence-based guidelines.