Health Care Reform GPS: A Provider Roadmap

Members | July 19, 2011

To help aging services provides navigate the way through health care reform, LarsonAllen developed a white paper series entitled, “Health Care Reform GPS: A Provider Roadmap.” The first document, “The Map Legend: Four Fundamental Reform Concepts,” is a primer on 4 current terms and concepts in health care reform (mostly related to payment reform) and what they will mean for all provider types: value-based payment, accountable care organizations (ACO), bundled payments, and bending the cost curve.

To help aging services provides navigate the way through health care reform, LarsonAllen has developed Health Care Reform GPS: A Provider Roadmap, a white paper series that clarifies topics of the broader, national discussion and gives turn-by-turn directions to your value destination.

As any field or industry evolves, its working vernacular goes through a process of natural selection with respect to definitions and shared understanding. 

Given the relative urgency of many reform initiatives, the health care and aging services fields need a collective understanding of commonly referenced terms and concepts.

The first document in the collection, The Map Legend: Four Fundamental Reform Concepts is a primer on 4 of the most current terms and concepts in health care reform (mostly related to payment reform) and what they will mean for all provider types:

  • Value-based payment.
  • Accountable care organizations (ACO).
  • Bundled payments.
  • Bending the cost curve.