Better Health (3)

Better HealthThe MetroHealth System is proud to be a founding accomplice of the Better Health Partnership initiative.

The RHC contracted with Princeton Survey Research Associates International (PSRAI) to judge Gateway to Better Health patient and supplier experience and satisfaction. During this survey course of, PSRAI completed 1,202 telephone interviews with Gateway enrollees from the five Gateway funded primary care organizations. Eighty-two percent of respondents have been uninsured previous to being enrolled in Gateway, and many weren’t getting common medical care. About two-thirds of respondents (sixty eight%) have a chronic health condition such as hypertension, diabetes or heart illness.

Controlling the prices of care. The last five years have been marked by modest well being care value progress. Maintaining this low growth rate would require a transfer away from fee-for-service reimbursement and towards approaches like accountable care organizations and bundled fee. It may even be important to find a way to control the price of prescribed drugs, doubtlessly by allowing Medicare and Medicaid to barter with pharmaceutical companies.

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