APM: Empowering New Ways Of Providing Care

Part 2 By Erika Cottrell, Jill Arkind and Sonja Likumahuwa  In Part 1 of this post, we discussed how the shift of the payment model allows community health centers the opportunity to leverage the care team to provide better care. We conclude by offering more examples of  team collaboration made possible by the new payment model.  (Note: This article originally appeared on the Health Affairs Blog on July 21, 2014. An edited version is being reposted here as part of the research effort investigating the impact of Alternative Payment Methodology (APM) on the delivery of primary care in safety-net populations. Through this website, Frontiers of Health...

The Price of Health Insurance

By Heather Angier, MPH Health insurance increases access to healthcare services. This is true whether providers are paid on a fee for service or capitated basis. A recent study concluded increases in uninsured middle-income families over the past decade are likely due to their inability to afford private insurance, which has been steadily increasing in price yet they make too much money to be eligible for public health insurance (i.e., Medicaid). (Changes in Health Insurance for US Children and their Parents: Comparing 2003 to 2008) Research teams at OHSU and OCHIN interviewed Oregon parents who corroborated these findings: “Even if two people...