Walker, R., & Norbeck, T. (2018, March 2). Physicians’ broader vision for The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s future: Look upstream [Web log post].

Year: 2018


This post discusses the urgent need to account for poverty and other health-related social needs as central to any truly effective health care system. The authors discuss the national debate on healthcare as an opportunity to support adoption of best practices and innovation among states, communities, and physicians and suggests 3 ideas for reform. These ideas are: 1) address poverty as a guiding principle to improve health; 2) simplify models to address physician burnout; and 3) use states as laboratories.

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