At the Quality Institute, we believe payment reform can drive quality and reduce costs — and help make sure we only pay for health care that’s truly valuable to patients. We’re working hard with our partners to collect data and measure quality as we drive alternative payment models that move us away from fee-for-service.
Are our efforts paying off?
To better inform us on this important question, the Quality Institute became the lead New Jersey partner of Catalyst for Payment Reform’s (CPR) Scorecard 2.0, which will track how much and what type of payment reform is happening in New Jersey. More important, the Scorecard will measure whether these reforms have an impact on quality and cost. The Scorecard examines data from most of the health insurance plans in New Jersey, as well as sources like HEDIS, Leapfrog and AHRQ. To supplement the quantitative findings, the Scorecard will also include information gathered from interviews with local health care leaders, employer-purchasers, and government leaders.
You can read the Take Five with CPR’s Executive Director Suzanne Delbanco to learn more. Suzanne also will be the featured speaker at our All Council Conference — Power of the Purchaser on May 16 for members and invited guests. You’ll learn how businesses can reduce costs and seek higher quality care for their employees.
Joining Suzanne on a panel following her keynote address will be four experts sharing insights on:
- Pharmacy benefits purchasing;
- How health systems can partner to save on the costs of caring for their own employees and address their quality;
- The employer-purchaser role in maternity care;
- And driving employees to centers of excellence for certain types of care.