“We will not achieve value-based care until we put the patient at the center of our healthcare system.” — Seema Verma, CMS Administrator

As indicated by Verma’s statement, the health care industry is moving towards a more patient-centered care model that captures what is meaningful and valuable to consumers — more access to health information, engaging them and their families in clinical decision-making and tailoring services to them.

Also in the Policy Brief:

  • Rumor Watch: Privatization of VA Hospitals?
  • Battle Over Birth Control
  • Health Provisions in Federal Spending Bill
  • HRSA Seeks More Authority to Change the 340B Program
  • Regulatory Corner
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