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1 Introduction
Pages 11-16

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... , which aims to improve health care quality, health outcomes, and patient care experiences, while also controlling costs. Since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010, CMS has implemented a variety of VBP strategies, including incentive programs and risk-based alternative payment models such as bundled (episode-based)
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... contracted with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to convene an ad hoc committee to identify the best practices of high-performing hospitals, health plans, and other providers that serve disproportionately higher shares of socioeconomically disadvantaged populations and compare those best practices to practices of low-performing providers serving similar patient populations. The committee comprises expertise in health care quality, clinical medicine, health services research, health disparities, social determinants of health, risk adjustment, and Medicare programs (see Appendix B for biographical sketches)
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... BOX 1-1 Statement of Task An ad hoc committee will provide a definition of socioeconomic status (SES) for the purposes of application to Medicare quality measurement and payment programs; to identify the social factors that have been shown to impact health outcomes of Medicare beneficiaries; and to specify criteria that could be used in determining which social factors should be accounted for in Medicare quality measurement and payment programs.
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... These organizations submitted 60 case studies for the committee's consideration. As will be described in detail in the next and final chapter, the committee identified key themes and commonalities in practices that were shown to improve health care quality and health outcomes for socially at-risk populations in specific provider settings and in specific community contexts.
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... health care. New England Journal of Medicine 372(10)
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... In Report to the Congress: Medicare and the health care delivery system. Washington, DC: MedPAC.

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