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New Report Proposes Sustainable Health Care Savings

The Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution released a report this week outlining a health care cost savings plan proposed to be phased in over 10 years. Titled Bending the Curve: Person-Centered Health Care Reform, the report estimates saving $300 billion through personalized reforms and alignment of key factors in health care delivery. Proposed reforms for Medicare include transitioning to Medicare comprehensive care organizations, allowing providers to participate by accepting a case-based or bundled payment for their services and by meeting certain performance standards for full payment. Additional proposals include enabling states to track performance of Medicaid reforms that reduce per-beneficiary cost, promoting competition among private health insurance markets to lower costs and create appropriate incentive for states, and making permanent the Financial Alignment Demonstration for dual eligible beneficiaries. A copy of the report is attached below.