Building a Higher Performing Medicare System
Both lawmakers and medical professionals have expressed deep concerns about the poor alignment
that exists within Medicare’s current incentive programs designed to enhance quality. As a result,
recent hearings on Capitol Hill have focused on how Congress might go about reforming Medicare’s quality improvement programs, including identifying new pay models, providing more timely performance data to physicians, and involving physicians in efforts to measure quality and efficiency.
At this National Journal policy summit, National Journal brought together leading thinkers in the healthcare space—including physicians, healthcare executives, congressional staff experts, and other key voices—as we analyzed and weighed the policy options available in overhauling the Medicare payment system.
Associate Director, Program on Medicare Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation
Professional Staffer, House Committee Ways and Means Minority
President, Center for Studying Health System Change
Professor of Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Director of the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics, George Mason University