Establish high deductible health plans, often paired with pre-tax medical expense accounts such as Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) or Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
Policies & Programs
Policies and programs that can improve health
filtered by "Quality of Care" and "Reduce unnecessary spending & overtreatment"
Use payments, vouchers, and other incentives to encourage patients to undergo preventive care such as screenings, vaccinations, etc.
Support joint decision making between health care practitioners and patients through shared decision making (SDM); part of patient-centered care
Make pricing for hospital procedures and other health care services publicly available, often via websites, online databases, report cards, or similar tools
Vary patient drug costs by tier; e.g., generic drugs have the lowest co-pay or cost sharing in tier one, then preferred brand name medications (tier two), then non-formulary drugs (tier three)
Create financial incentives or remove financial disincentives to affect consumer choices and incentivize provision of cost efficient health care services
Use the purchasing power of employers and groups of insured individuals to create incentives and disincentives for health care providers to deliver high quality, high value care