The debate on Beacon Hill is heating up on payment reform legislation, but the public discourse has revolved primarily around dueling press releases. There has been little discussion exploring the real challenges of fundamentally changing 18 percent of the Massachusetts economy with new payment and delivery methodologies. With 20 percent of patients accounting for 80 percent of health care costs, is this the right approach? Will it save money and engage consumers?
CommonWealth magazine hosted a recent web discussion to cover a few of these topics. WBUR’s CommonHealth blog recently shared the video as well.