What’s needed next: Transparency in outcomes
In the April 14 issue, Merrill Goozner’s editorial (p. 26), noting the potential value of the release by the CMS of individual physician payments, is immediately followed by a guest editorial from Michael Porter and Dr. Thomas Lee (p. 27), who advocate the consolidation of some services into centers of excellence as a pathway to better outcomes and value. Both columns draw attention to important developments on the journey to higher-value healthcare. What’s needed next is transparency in outcomes—risk-adjusted, of course—to stimulate consolidation of services around the nuclei of clinical excellence. Perhaps Modern Healthcare can use its pages to champion that cause.
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