The Quality of Healthcare

As has been frequently noted, innovation does not happen in a vacuum. HLC members have demonstrated time and time again that the private sector has the ability to transform American healthcare – to achieve improved patient outcomes, greater cost-efficiency and an elevated degree of wellness in the populations they serve, be they employees, patients, or the community.

For innovation to have a systemwide impact, however, an accommodating public policy environment is essential. This environment must not only provide the private sector with the tools that enable groundbreaking progress, but also a legislative and regulatory approach that does not slow the pace of innovation but rather recognizes the potential for rapid transformative improvements and encourages developments that significantly improve care for patients.

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Value-Based Care and Patient Safety

State of Play:   On June 5, the White House Office of Management and Budget began reviewing highly anticipated changes to the Physician Self-Referral (Stark) Law and Anti-Kickback Statute.  A proposed … Continued

High-Need, High-Cost Patients

State of Play:  There appears to be a growing understanding of the need to provide additional resources to address patients with chronic illness or higher needs.  The proposed rule for the … Continued