Three examples of innovative payment policies are featured in the August 15 issue of AHRQ’s Health Care Innovations Exchange. They include an insurer’s contracting program in Massachusetts; a New York medical center’s accountable care organization that works to reduce health care costs and improve quality; and a multispecialty center in Maine that uses innovative payment policies to enhance access to care among low-income patients. True North Health Center, a standalone, practitioner-run, multispecialty center in Maine, enhanced access to conventional and alternative health care services, particularly for low-income individuals. The program has generated high satisfaction and retention among practitioners and staff. The Innovations Exchange Web site, which contains more than 700 searchable innovations and 1,525 QualityTools, now includes health care policy innovations in addition to health care service delivery innovations. Select to access the new inclusion criteria.
August 15, 2012 IssueInnovative Payment Policies
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