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Engaged Patients Translate to Better Outcomes and Costs
The Health Care Blog

The expansion of health insurance coverage may be the most visible aspect of health reform, but other elements will ultimately have a significant impact on how we all experience health care. One pivotal change is how health care organizations are paid. New payment approaches will reward providers based on whether services actually improve patients’ health and keep costs down versus simply incentivizing them to provide more care. One of the more consequential changes will be a greater focus on helping patients to be more involved in their care.