Value vs. Volume: Can We Pay for Quality?

December 2009
HealthLeaders Magazine;Dec2009, Vol. 12 Issue 12, p62
The article focuses on the call of legislators and healthcare leaders to overhaul the payment system of U.S. healthcare, which will shift from the current system of paying for the volume of healthcare provided to a system that pays for its value. Allison Rosen of the Center for Value-Based Insurance Design of the University of Michigan said that what value suggest here is to spend the least amount of money while maintaining the quality of healthcare. Premera Bluecross and Swedish Medical Center are already trying out the system in Washington state.


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