Despite a modest 3.9% rise in 2011, the United States continues to spend more on health care than any other industrialized nation. Many analysts believe a major reason health care spending is so much higher in the US is due to how care is paid for – in ways that reward the quantity of services over quality.
The California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) announces a Sacramento briefing designed for legislative and executive branch staff and others interested in how we pay for care, as well as new payment models with the potential to deliver better value, such as accountable care organizations (ACOs). A second event on price transparency -- how much we pay -- is scheduled for Friday, October 25.
Suzanne Delbanco and Andréa Caballero, from Catalyst for Payment Reform, will present a scorecard on California payment reform efforts and progress toward value-oriented payment. Joy Grossman, from the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC), will discuss ACO development in California by region.
The presenters are:
If you cannot attend this briefing, it will be videotaped and available on the CHCF website a few days after the event.
For details on this Sacramento briefing and past events, visit www.chcf.org/statehealthpolicy.
Lunch will be served for those who attend in person.
CHCF is a nonprofit grantmaking philanthropy based in Oakland, California. Founded in 1996, the staff of about 50 people issues around $40 million in grants each year from an endowment of $700 million. CHCF does not participate in lobbying or fundraising.
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