1. Evaluation of Medicare’s Bundled Payments Initiative for Medical Conditions. Karen E. Joynt Maddox, E. John Orav, Jie Zheng and Arnold M. Epstein. N Engl J Med 2018;379:260-9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30021090
2. Medicare ACO Program Savings Not Tied to Preventable Hospitalizations or Concentrated among High-Risk Patients. J. Michael McWilliams, Michael E. Chernew and Bruce E. Landon. Health Affairs 36:2017;2085–2093. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29200328
3. Care patterns in Medicare and their implications for pay for performance. Pham, H. H., D. Schrag, A. S. O’Malley, B. Wu, and P. B. Bach. New England Journal of Medicine 2007; 356(11):1130-1139. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17360991
4. Time Out — Charting a Path for Improving Performance Measurement. Catherine H. MacLean, Eve A. Kerr and Amir Qaseem. N Engl J Med 2018: 378;19.
5. Adherence and health care costs. Iuga AO and McGuire MJ. Risk Manag Helathc Policy 7:35-44, 2014. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3934668/
6. Greater Use of Preventive Services in U.S. Health Care Could Save Lives at Little or No Cost. Michael V. Maciosek, Ashley B. Coffield, Thomas J. Flottemesch, Nichol M. Edwards and Leif I. Solberg. Health Affairs 29: 2010;1656–1660. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20820022
7. Healthy Aging Brain Center improved care coordination and produced net savings. French DD, LaMantia MA, Livin LR, Herceg D, Alder CA, Boustani MA. Health Affairs 2014;33:613-8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24711322
8. Adding value to relative-value units. Stecker EC and Schroeder SA. N Engl J Med 2013;369 (23):2176-79. https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMp1310583?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dwww.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
9. Principles Supporting Dynamic Clinical Care Teams: An American College of Physicians Position Paper. Robert B. Doherty and Ryan A. Crowley, for the Health and Public Policy Committee of the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med 2013:159;620-626. http://annals.org/aim/fullarticle/1737233/principles-supporting-dynamic-clinical-care-teams-american-college-physicians-position
10. Making It Safe to Grow Old: A Financial Simulation Model for Launching MediCaring Communities for Frail Elderly Medicare Beneficiaries. Antonia K. Bernhardt, Joanne Lynn, Gregory Berger, James A. Lee,Kevin Reuter, Joan Davanzo, Anne Montgomery and Allen Dobson. The Milbank Quarterly, 2016;1-29. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5020161/
RESEARCH FOUNDATION REPORTS:
1. Uncompensated Care for the Uninsured in 2013: A Detailed Examination. Teresa A. Coughlin, John Holahan, Kyle Caswell, and Megan McGrath. www.kff.org. May 30, 2014 https://www.kff.org/uninsured/report/uncompensated-care-for-the-uninsured-in-2013-a-detailed-examination/
2. Chronic Care: Making the case for ongoing care. Anderson, GF. Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 2010. The Effects of Medicaid Expansion under the ACA: Updated Findings from a literature Review, Larisa Antonisse, kff.org, Sep 2017 https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/research/2010/01/chronic-care.html
3. Best Care at Lower Cost: The Path to Continuously Learning Health Care in America (2013). The National Academies Press Open Book. http://www.nationalacademies.org/hmd/Reports/2012/Best-Care-at-Lower-Cost-The-Path-to-Continuously-Learning-Health-Care-in-America.aspx
4. How have providers responded to the increased demand for health care under the Affordable Care Act? Wishner JB and Burton RA. Urban Institute, November 2017. https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/research/2017/11/how-have-providers-responded-to-the-increased-demand-for-health-care-under-the-aca.html
5. The cost and volume of comparative effectiveness research. In Learning what works: Infrastructure required for comparative effectiveness research: Workshop summary. Holve, E., and P. Pittman. Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. 2011:89-96. https://www.nap.edu/read/12214/chapter/2#10
6. Employer Health Benefits: 2017 Annual Survey. Gary Claxton, Matthew Rae, Michelle Long, Anthony Damico, Gregory Foster and Heidi Whitmore. The Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research & Educational Trust. 2017. https://www.kff.org/health-costs/report/2017-employer-health-benefits-survey/view/print/
1. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Financial Report, 2017. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=2ahUKEwj63u_W0PTdAhVfIzQIHZnlAmMQFjAAegQIChAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cms.gov%2FResearch-Statistics-Data-and-Systems%2FStatistics-Trends-and-Reports%2FCFOReport%2FDownloads%2F2017_CMS_Financial_Report.pdf&usg=AOvVaw1-Udg09bY8IZdj9vcX5H_l
2. Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. Report to Congress: Medicare Payment Policy. Chapter 13. “Status report on the Medicare Advantage Program.” March 2017. http://www.medpac.gov/-documents-/reports
Business Leaders for Healthcare Transformation: A coalition of business leaders, CEOs, entrepreneurs, sole proprietors, and concerned citizens who believe that the employer-based health insurance system is fundamentally broken and hinders American competitiveness.
Medicare for All Resolutions: A national campaign urging local governments to pass resolutions supporting Medicare for All.
Physicians for a National Health Plan: The only national physician organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to implementing a single-payer national health program.
National Health Care for the Homeless Council: The premier national organization working at the nexus of homelessness and health care. Grounded in human rights and social justice, the NHCHC mission is to build an equitable, high-quality health care system through training, research, and advocacy in the movement to end homelessness.
BASICS OF HEALTHCARE REFORM:
ACAMFA has a fact sheet on Medicare for All, which you might want to read if you are looking for some basic information. Check our National plans page for more details about the different plans being discussed for healthcare reform on a national level and our Statewide plans page for details about healthcare reform in various states.
Kaiser Family Foundation: Health Reform. A wealth of information including reports, charts, analyses, FAQs all about health reform from an independent, non-partisan foundation.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Health Reform by the Numbers. Reform by the Numbers provides timely data and insights into key issues related to Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as Obamacare) coverage expansion and ACA implementation and impact. RWJF is an independent non-partisan foundation.
Network for Regional Health Improvement: Publications. Network of healthcare institutions dedicated to improving healthcare publishes results of studies and analyses of affordability and outcomes.
Choosing Wisely. An initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine. A series of recommendations geared to reduce wasteful practices in medical care.
A Primer on Medicare--A Report of the Kaiser Family Foundation, 2015. Key facts about the Medicare program and the people it covers.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Financial Report, 2017. Complete financial details from the government agency in charge of Medicare and Medicaid.
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. Report to Congress: Medicare Payment Policy. Chapter 13. “Status report on the Medicare Advantage Program.” March 2017. Medicare pays private insurance extra money to cover patients under the Advantage program. This report shows how this program is costing the government money. The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) is an independent commission formed by Congress to make recommendations on changes to Medicare payment schedules.
ABOUT HEALTHCARE COSTS:
National Center for Health Statistics: Health Expenditures. A division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the NCHS gives lots of information about national health expenditures.
Employer Health Benefits: 2017 Annual Survey. The Kaiser Family Foundation 2017. Survey of health insurance plans offered by employers with detailed analysis.
Uncompensated Care for the Uninsured in 2013: Kaiser Family Foundation. May 30, 2014. A report of the cost of caring for the uninsured and who pays for it.
Chronic Care: Making the case for ongoing care. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 2010. A study of the care of patients with chronic illness and the importance of continuity care (often interrupted by poor insurance coverage).
Congressional Budget Office: Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), enacted in March 2010, made significant changes in federal programs and tax policies regarding health care. CBO analyzes the effects of the act under current law and the effects of proposals to change the law. CBO performs non-partisan analyses for Congress.
The Effects of Medicaid Expansion under the ACA. Kaiser Family Foundation. Sep 2017. Shows the medical and economic benefits of Medicaid expansion.
How have providers responded to the increased demand for health care under the Affordable Care Act? Urban Institute, November 2017. A report sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Adherence and health care costs. Iuga AO and McGuire MJ. Risk Manag Helathc Policy 7:35-44, 2014.
Greater Use of Preventive Services in U.S. Health Care Could Save Lives at Little or No Cost. Michael V. Maciosek, et al. Health Affairs 29: 2010: 1656–1660.
The Current and Projected Taxpayer Shares of US Health Costs. Davis U. Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandler. American Journal of Public Health. 2016;106:449-452.
Adding value to relative-value units. Stecker EC and Schroeder SA. N Engl J Med 2013;369 (23):2176-79. Recommendation for a change in how doctors' payments are calculated.
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Getting to the End Zone with Medicare for All. Atkins C. J Ambulatory Care Manage 2019;42:178-183. An article written by ACAMFA's Executive Director reviewing the rationale for Medicare for All as the most affordable and effective option for healthcare reform.