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Health care quality rests on coordination
San Francisco Chronicle

How would you like to receive a zero increase in your health insurance premium? Using a model that can be replicated widely thanks to federal health care reform, Northern California health care providers are making that happen right now for tens of thousands of patients.

A central goal of the federal reform law was to reduce health care costs. While there is no silver-bullet policy solution, one of the most promising avenues involves changing how physicians, hospitals and health plans work together to deliver quality care more efficiently.