Today, the Senate is debating a big healthcare bill. It will fundamentally restructure the way we pay doctors and hospitals to reward better quality care and help reduce the overall cost of healthcare.
But, there are about 265 amendments to this massive legislation. So, I imagine that a few folks might be having trouble remembering which amendments to support.
So, I’ve come up with just a few handy images that might help. If you’ve got suggestions, I’d love to hear them in the comments!
We support a strong public health and prevention trust. It’s a way to get funding for community based public health programs. Amendment 30 from Senator Chandler doesn’t let the Prevention Trust Fund expire after 5 years.
Amendment 9 from Senator Chang-Diaz adds several important provisions to requirements for ACOs, including patient confidence measures, cultural competence, use of community health workers, and support for chronic disease self-management.
Amendment 134 by Senator Creem allows patients to choose their providers within a health plan. We want to make sure that patient choice of providers is not limited.
We want to reward better quality of care. Amendment 45 from Senator Montigny encourages ACOs to reward providers who achieve good outcomes, like reducing potentially avoidable admissions, readmissions, or complications.
Got more ideas about how to spice up that amendment list? Let me know in the comments!
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