October 7th, 2011

Texas Doctors Experiment With Care, Payment Models

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As the United States grapples with spiraling health care costs and a system that rewards doctors and hospitals for how sick their patients get, not how healthy they become, Texas health care providers are increasingly experimenting with new payment and care delivery models — joining forces to emphasize efficiency and outcomes…Texas isn’t blazing a brand new trail; nationally, health systems like the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, the Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania and Intermountain Healthcare in Utah have long taken this value over volume approach.

Texas Tribune, Emily Ramshaw, 10/7/11

Tags: Health Policy

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