Final report : evaluation of tools and metrics to support employer selection of health plans /

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) places strong emphasis on quality of care as a means to improve outcomes for Americans and promote the financial sustainability of our health care system. Included in the ACA are new disclosure requirements that require health plans to provide a s...

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Main Authors: Mattke, Soeren (Author), Van Busum, Kristin R. (Author), Martsolf, Grant (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Santa Monica, CA : Rand Corporation, [2014]
Edition:Final report.
Series:Research report (Rand Corporation)
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Technical approach
  • Conceptual framework
  • Provider-facing structural characteristics of health plans
  • Member-facing structural characteristics of health plans
  • Process measures
  • Outcomes measures
  • State of practice in employer decisionmaking about health plans
  • conclusions
  • Appendix A: Description of summary of benefits and coverage and glossary of terms
  • Appendix B: Description of search strategies and tools
  • Appendix C: Descriptions of quality measurement and reporting organizations
  • Appendix D: Descriptions of quality measurement and reporting organizations.