Payment reform is a critical component to evolving the health care system and ensuring that patients receive safe, quality and cost-effective care. Changing the way that care is reimbursed poses a number of challenges and opportunities that physicians are uniquely positioned to address.
What you can do
Payment reform is a complex, extremely important issue that deserves thoughtful physician participation because it is predicated on finding savings within the system. A number of initiatives are already underway or are gearing up across Colorado by both public and private payers. While there is no one right way, it is unwise to sit this out in the belief that these initiatives will pass. Carefully review the resources on this page, then contact Chet Seward in the CMS offices if you are interested in getting a group of physician colleagues together from your component or specialty society, your IPA, your group or your neighborhood to discuss payment reform and help to develop solutions that will work for Colorado physicians and the patients they serve.
What do payers think?
Colorado's major health plans discuss payment and delivery system reforms, highlighting what physicians need to know and do in the future.