AHLA Annual Meeting: Quality, Value, and Geographic Variation – the Institute of Medicine Responds to Congress

Manchester Grand HyattSan Diego, California

Doug Hastings, Member of the Firm and Chair of the Board of Directors of Epstein Becker Green, copresents "Quality, Value, and Geographic Variation - the Institute of Medicine Responds to Congress" at the AHLA Annual Meeting, which runs from June 30 to July 3.

Topics include:

  • Congressional origins of the IOM's study on geographic variation in healthcare spending and promotion of high-value care
  • New IOM research on geographic variation in healthcare spending
  • Influence of the utilization of post-acute care on variation in Medicare spending
  • Assessing a "value index" for Medicare payment that would modify provider payments based on geographic area performance
  • Targeting the appropriate level of healthcare decision-making through payment reforms

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