When economic conditions permit, states should accumulate budget reserves adequate to maintain services during recessions.
Deficit-reduction efforts should avoid cuts in programs that serve low- and moderate-income populations.
States should not tie essential spending programs to unstable revenue sources.
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.
Consumers have a right to accurate, secure, and confidential health and health-related information.
Federal and state governments and employers should explore and pursue innovative strategies to reduce health care costs- to constrain growth in price, volu
Federal and state governments should test and evaluate payment approaches that create incentives for providers to be more efficient and effective and that