Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Improve Prevention by Paying for What's Important

In this commentary Dr. Bazemore and I discuss 3 ways in which health reform could improve the delivery of preventive care. We need to align preventive care with the USPSTF recommendations, and start paying for preventive coordination. The current health reform bill offers some ways to do this, but we need to experiment with more ways, so that older Americans can prevent disease and live a more fulfilling life.

JAMA -- Improving the Delivery of Preventive Services to Medicare Beneficiaries, December 23/30, 2009, Lesser and Bazemore 302 (24): 2699
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