Organizing Care

How individuals access and experience care depends on far more than health insurance. At the most basic level are questions about who will provide care and how new approaches to providing care can increase access, make care more convenient, more efficient, and less costly.

RAND Health Care is evaluating multiple experiments with these new approaches to learn how well they perform and what might improve them.

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  • Oct 31, 2018

    Growing Evidence Supports Best Practices in Palliative Care

    A rapidly aging U.S. population with complex care needs will likely accelerate emphasis on palliative care services. A review of palliative care research found substantial evidence to support clinical practice guidelines and was incorporated into the new edition of the guidelines.

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    Integrating Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs Purchased Care

    Nov 26, 2018

    The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) both use private-sector contracts—known as "purchased care"—that govern how beneficiaries see community-based health providers. How feasible is it to integrate the VA and DoD approaches to purchased care?

  • Report

    Physicians Need Time to Adapt to Changing Payment Models

    Oct 24, 2018

    It is difficult for physicians to keep up with changing payment models, navigate complexity, and invest in data and reporting. Slowing the rate of change and simplifying payment models can help physicians improve patient care and earn financial benefits.

  • Research Brief

    The Effects of Alternative Payment Models on Physician Practices

    Oct 17, 2018

    Physician practice engagement with alternative payment models (APMs) would be enhanced by simpler APMs, a slower pace of change, greater support for new capabilities and timely data, and reexamination of practice response to APMs with financial risk.

  • Journal Article

    Sustaining Alcohol and Opioid Use Disorder Treatment in Primary Care

    Aug 24, 2018

    Efforts to integrate substance use disorder treatment into primary care are growing. Following a multi-year implementation intervention, access to external funding and staff support appeared to be critical elements for sustaining care over time.

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