Medicare Payment Reform: Lessons Learned and Considerations for the Future

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Medicare payment reform aims to increase quality health care for Medicare beneficiaries and improve the program’s financial sustainability. This briefing provided background on Medicare payment reform, including new value-based models that have evolved over the past decade. Panelists provided a landscape overview of the most promising federal value-based payment models and the evidence for the models’ effectiveness at achieving equity, quality, value, and cost-savings. Attendees learned about the successes and challenges of system-wide population-based payment models and advanced alternative payment models. Speakers also discussed evidence-informed policy options for accelerating progress on payment reform over the next decade.


  • Michael E. Chernew, Ph.D., Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School; Director, Healthcare Markets and Regulation Lab, Harvard Medical School
  • Hoangmai (Mai) Pham, M.D., MPH, President, Institute for Exceptional Care
  • Jennifer Podulka, MPAff, Senior Consultant, Health Management Associates
  • Sarah J. Dash, MPH, President and CEO, Alliance for Health Policy (moderator)

This event is made possible with support from Arnold Ventures.