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

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  • Report

    Recommendations for Improving Access to Primary Care

    Aug 31, 2018

    Access to primary care is critical for ensuring population health. Evidence-based priorities can help health care organizations improve access and access management.

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    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.

  • Report

    Improving Patient Care for American Indians and Alaska Natives

    May 25, 2018

    In 2008, the Indian Health Service launched a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) initiative to improve the quality of care in its clinics. RAND researchers identified barriers and strategies to assist clinics on the path to PCMH recognition.

  • Report

    Recommendations for Practice Expense Measure Improvement

    Apr 11, 2018

    Practice Expense (PE) measures do not accurately reflect the changing physician landscape. Using a different valuation process and establishing a mechanism to periodically update cost estimates can improve payment accuracy.

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