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Maine Health Management Coalition (& Foundation)
Pathways to Excellence

Institute for Clinical and Economic Review

New Hampshire
Citizens Health Initiative

Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative

Oregon (Portland)

Oregon (Salem)
Performance Health Technology (PH Tech)

Puget Sound Health Alliance
Health Care Authority
Pilot Website


Peer-Reviewed Articles

The PROMETHEUS Bundled Payment Experiment: Slow Start Shows Problems In Implementing New Payment Models
Peter S. Hussey, M. Susan Ridgely, and Meredith B. Rosenthal

Value-Based Purchasing: The Evidence
Gloria N. Eldridge and Holly Korda

Payment Incentives and Integrated Care Delivery: Levers for Health System Reform and Cost Containment
Holly Korda and Gloria N. Eldridge

Pay-for-performance in disease management: a systematic review of the literature
Simone R. de Bruin, Caroline A. Baan, and Jeroen N. Struijs

Systematic review: Effects, design choices, and context of pay-for-performance in health care
Pieter Van Herck, Delphine De Smedt, Lieven Annemans, Roy Remmen, Meredith B. Rosenthal, and Walter Sermeus

The effect of financial incentives on the quality of health care provided by primary care physicians
Anthony Scott, Peter Sivey, Driss Ait Ouakrim, Lisa Willenberg, Lucio Naccarella, John Furler, and Doris Young

Payment Reform
Irene Fraser, William Encinosa, and Laurence Baker

Reforming Payments to Healthcare Providers: The Key to Slowing Healthcare Cost Growth While Improving Quality?
Mark McClellan

Health Care Spending and Quality in Year 1 of the Alternative Quality Contract
Zirui Song, Dana Gelb Safran, Bruce E. Landon, Yulei He, Randall P. Ellis, Robert E. Mechanic, Matthew P. Day, and Michael E. Chernew

Effect of financial incentives on incentivised and non-incentivised clinical activities: longitudinal analysis of data from the UK Quality and Outcomes Framework
Tim Doran, Evangelos Kontopantelis, Jose M. Valderas, Stephen Campbell, Martin Roland, Chris Salisbury, and David Reeves

Implementing Accountable Care Organizations: Ten Potential Mistakes and How to Learn From Them
Sara Singer and Stephen M. Shortell

Patient-centered medical home cost reductions limited to complex patients
Thomas Flottemesch, Louise Anderson, Leif Solberg, Patricia Fontaine, and Stephen Asch

Emergency Department Visits for Nonurgent Conditions: Systematic Literature Review
Lori Uscher-Pines, Jesse Pines, Arthur Kellermann, Emily Gillen, and Ateev Mehrotra

The Oregon ACO Experiment - Bold Design, Challenging Execution
Eric C. Stecker


News and Other Articles

Bundled Payments: Toward A Challenging Yet Better Place
Michael Painter

Bundled Payment Across the U.S. Today: Status of Implementations and Operational Findings
Michael W. Painter, Megan E. Burns, and Michael H. Bailit

Reform in Action: Can Implementing Patient-Centered Medical Homes Improve Health Care Quality?
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Promising Payment Reform: Risk-Sharing with Accountable Care Organizations
Suzanne F. Delbanco, Kristine Martin Anderson, Catherine Eikel Major, Mary Beth Kiser, and Brynnan Wammack Toner

Key Design Elements of Shared-Savings Payment Arrangements
Michael Bailit and Christine Hughes

Transitioning to Accountable Care: Incremental Payment Reforms to Support Higher Quality, More Affordable Health Care
Harold D. Miller

Payment Reform: Analysis of Models and Performance Measurement Implications
Eric C. Schneider, Peter S. Hussey, and Christopher Schnyer

New payment models could rein in healthcare costs
Dina Overland

Medicare Physician Payment: It's Time for Real Reform
Stuart Guterman

Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives: Essential Elements for Successful Healthcare Reform
Jewish Healthcare Foundation

ACOs: Making Sure We Learn from Experience
Elliott Fisher and Stephen Shortell

Consumers' and Providers' Responses to Public Cost Reports, and How to Raise the Likelihood of Achieving Desired Results
Ateev Mehrotra, Peter S. Hussey, Arnold Milstein, and Judith Hibbard

Off the Hamster Wheel? Qualitative Evaluation of a Payment-Linked Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Pilot
Asaf Bitton, Gregory R. Schwartz, Elizabeth E. Stewart, Daniel E. Henderson, Carol A. Keohane, David W. Bates, and Gordon D. Schiff


Other Resources

The Innovation Center Webinar: Testing Reforms with Rigor and Speed
The Commonwealth Fund and AcademyHealth

Using Comparative Effectiveness Research to Pay Equally for Equivalent Outcomes: An Evaluation of a Multi-Stakeholder Effort Focused on Prostate Cancer Treatments
Institute for Clinical and Economic Review