The report also lists 10 recommendations emphasizing tools that are available now—such as better use of health data systems and and a focus on patient-centered care—for creating a leaner health care system. Read the report here.
A 2011 report by the IOM stressed that when determining what benefits are essential to new insurance plans offered under the federal health care reform law, the government should consider both breadth of coverage and affordability and that the success of the Affordable Care Act will hinge on its ability to manage costs. For more information, see Psychiatric News here.
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