January 1, 2001
In 1995 and 1996, the California Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board, Sacramento, Calif., developed a risk-adjustment mechanism that was applied to small employer group health insurance purchasers in the Health Insurance Plan of California (HIPC), the first statewide health insurance purchasing cooperative for small employers (three to 50 employees).
September 12, 2012
In the Medicare Physician Group Practice Demonstration (PGPD), 10 accountable care organization (ACO) physician groups were eligible to receive a portion of savings generated if they also showed improvement on 32 quality measures. The Centers for Me ...
September 9, 2010
This article examines whether affordability thresholds of financial strain due to medical bills change over time. The increasing cost of health care is a central issue in health policy and out-of-pocket spending for families has grown faster than incomes in the past decade.