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Creating a Burning Platform for Payment Change

In their December 2013 Issue Brief "A Burning Platform and Trust: Key Ingredients for Payment Reform" prepared by Bailit Health Purchsing, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation encourages the following to advance payment reform and delivery system change:

Create a momentum for change by continuing the discussion and paying attention to payment change. Once everyone believes that the old rules have changed, behavior will change. No one wants to be left behind.

Emphasize that it is better to shape your own destiny than to have it shaped for you. Inverting the old adage, we should do to ourselves before others do to us!

Light the match if it is appropriate and feasible to do so. Like what the State of TN has done in their payment innovation project?

Seems we have some elements of all three of these in Tennessee, so I expect we will begin to see more payment change. However, MBGH and our employer members need to be involved in all three activities if this is to happen soon.

Read the brief.

Posted by Cristie Travis at 10:52 AM

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