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Regional Healthcare Improvement Collaboratives are making a difference – and making news.
Here are some of our publications and recent news coverage.



National Payment Reform Summit Final Summary Report: Accelerating the Implementation of Value-Based Care and Payment
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Stakeholders who are working to develop Alternative Payment Models (APMs) are facing a number of significant barriers and challenges, and those who would implement APMs or receive care supported by them have expressed a number of serious concerns about the way APMs are currently being designed and about potential negative consequences poorly-constructed APMs may have on patients, providers, payers, and communities. Failing to address these problems in a proactive and effective way will slow progress in improving the quality and affordability of healthcare and make it difficult to build support for implementing more effective payment models.

To address these issues and formulate recommendations on how stakeholders might approach barriers in a collaborative way, more than 80 national and local health care leaders from 33 states convened in Washington D.C. in June for the 2016 National Payment Reform Summit. The Summit was convened by the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement with assistance from the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform and with generous financial support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Together the group compiled the recommendations contained in this Summary Report. The group included physicians from 16 different specialties; executives of national and regional self-insured businesses; leaders of employer purchasing coalitions; representatives of hospital and medical associations; health plan executives; foundation leaders; directors of Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives; federal and state government officials; executives of health care Quality Improvement Organizations; consumers and representatives of labor organizations; and others with expertise and experience in efforts to design and implement better payment systems.

The recommendations are detailed in sections that reference eight key barriers and challenges to successful payment reform. We hope you will share this report with colleagues and other stakeholders and use it to continue conversations in your organization, community and region.

Payment Reform Recommendations from the June 17 Payment Reform LiveEvent
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Here are the 17 Recommendations the Summit participants arrived at during our June 17 Payment Reform Live Event. We hope you use them to facilitate dialogue in your region and communities, and that collectively we keep the conversations going. Together we are stronger than we are individually.

NRHI Anthology
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NRHI has released an Anthology where you can learn more about Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives, the expertise each member organization offers, and the work they do to advance transformation of health and health care.

How Data Can Boost the Value of Care.
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Read about how Oregon hospitals, physicians and insurers are sharing more and more information about the quality of care provided to patients with each other.  Their learnings are leading to real changes in the way Oregonians receive their care.  
Read case studies on what our Collaboratives are doing to improve quality and access.

Measuring the Total Cost of Care — Searching for Common Ground
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Read what our Collaboratives are doing to measure the Total Cost of Care.

RWJF’s Aligning Forces for Quality initiative affecting care in local communities
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See what our Collaboratives are doing to make a difference in rural communities.

Greater Cincinnati businesses asked to help improve area health scores
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The Health Collaborative is improving price transparency in greater Cincinnati by giving consumers more information and is seeking support for an initiative to improve the health of its residents.

Washington Health Alliance partners to make healthcare pricing more transparent
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Washington Health Alliance, formerly known as the Puget Sound Health Alliance, partners on a project to make healthcare pricing more transparent.