|Healthcare spending in the US tops 18 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product and continues to increase. There is widespread agreement that the current healthcare reimbursement system does not do enough to promote wise use of scarce health care resources. The Partnership for Healthcare Payment Reform (PHPR) has developed pilot programs to encourage and reward quality healthcare, while implementing meaningful payment reform.
Acute and Chronic Care Pilot Programs will provide innovative care and payment options for qualified patients. The pilots’ multi-payer approach includes common incentive structures, as well as quality measurement and reporting to support faster adoption and spread of successful payment reform strategies. More than 100 PHPR work group participants from across Wisconsin are engaged in designing and implementing pilot projects in the areas of Acute Care and Chronic Care.