A report from the Bipartisan Policy Center, with the support of The SCAN Foundation, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Peterson Center on Healthcare, and The Commonwealth Fund. The report draws from six previous reports to identify a roadmap of policy solutions that can begin to tackle the barriers to financing and delivering high-quality, person- and...

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Health systems across the nation are testing innovative strategies for improving patient care while reducing costs. Mercy Health St. Mary’s took part in the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative, which piloted several models that tie payments to episodes of care rather than fee-for-service. Mercy Health St. Mary’s developed a...

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This brief from the Commonwealth Foundation profiles and classifies current community-level initiatives to integrate the activities of disparate social service organizations with local healthcare delivery systems. Cross-sector community partnerships are categorized in four dimensions, and five common challenges are identified: inadequate strategies to sustain cost-savings, improvement, and funding; lack of accurate and timely measurement of...

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A toolkit from the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) on screening for social correlates of health in the clinical setting. The toolkit includes example screening tools for social correlates of health from AccessHealth Spartanburg, OneCare Vermont, Redwood Community Health Coalition, ThedaCare, and Virginia Commonwealth University Health System. The toolkit also includes a brief that...

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