Tanenbaum, S.J. (2017). Can payment reform be social reform? The lure and liabilities of the “Triple Aim.” Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, 42(1), 53-71.

Year: 2017


This article analyzes the potential of the health care system to achieve the triple aim and, specifically, the attempt to improve population health by rewarding providers who contain costs. The first section of the article considers the task of improving population health through the health care system. The second section discuss the Center for Medicare and Medicaid’s efforts to pay providers to achieve the triple aim, that is, to improve health care and population health while containing cost. The article concludes with a consideration of the politics of payment reforms social reform.

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