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Politics aside, policy experts agree on health reform, authors say
Modern Healthcare

Given the fierce debate in Washington, D.C., over healthcare reform, here’s a surprising statement: There is broad consensus on how the nation should fix U.S. healthcare, according to an article published by policy experts in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Policymakers strongly agree on what does not work—fee-for-service, or paying hospitals and doctors by volume for clinic visits, test and procedures, wrote authors Dr. John Lewin and Larry McNeely of the NCHC and Lawrence Atkins of the NASI, who reached that conclusion after reviewing recent healthcare reform policy papers by organizations including the Bipartisan Policy Center, Brookings Institution, Commonwealth Fund, National Coalition on Health Care, Partnership for Sustainable Health Care and Urban Institute.