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Moving Towards Better, Smarter Health Care

Dept. of Health & Human Services

Mar 27, 2015
By: Nicholas Garlow, HHS (Public Affairs)

Earlier this year, Secretary Burwell spoke about a common interest we have to build a health care delivery system that’s better, smarter and healthier – a system that delivers better care; a system that spends health care dollars more wisely. Over the last several years we’ve started making significant progress – thanks in large part to the Affordable Care Act.
The Affordable Care Act established an ambitious new framework to move our health care system away from rewarding health providers for the quantity of care they provide and toward rewarding quality. These new models have been put to work in Medicare, and have contributed to 50,000 fewer patient deaths in hospitals due to avoidable harms, and 150,000 fewer preventable hospital readmissions since 2010, when the Affordable Care Act became law.
On Tuesday, Secretary Burwell joined President Obama and partners at the White House to kick off the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network to engage private sector leaders in building on this success. Already, more than 2,800 payers, providers, employers, patients, states, consumer groups, consumers and other partners have registered to participate in the Network. The Network will build on goals Secretary Burwell outlined earlier this year.
“We have a strategy to get there: Improve how providers are paid, how care is delivered, and the way information is distributed.” –Secretary Burwell
READ MORE: Moving Towards Better, Smarter Health Care
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