Report Creating a new Medicaid benefit for evidence-based home visiting services would simplify funding and allow states and communities to scale services, improve outcomes for families, and produce significant savings for states and the federal government.
Author Topher Spiro argues that drugs should be priced based on their effectiveness.
Report Medicare’s Pioneer ACO Model has shown modest yet improving results so far. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should make improvements to the Pioneer ACO Model while also expanding bundled payment reforms.
Report Cost shifting from employers to employees—not the Affordable Care Act—is the reason why employees continue to experience growing health care costs. Employees should be aware of these cost-shifting efforts and share in health care cost savings.
Issue Brief The new Medicare goal for payment reform is a significant milestone toward improving patient care and making health care spending more sustainable. CAP recommends these next steps to help achieve this goal.
Issue Brief The Supreme Court should not expect Congress to act to prevent disastrous consequences.
Issue Brief Targeted reforms will help more Americans afford the long-term care they are likely to need in the coming decades.
Fact Sheet New proton therapy technology costs Medicare and seniors millions of dollars but offers zero improvement for prostate cancer patients.
Fact Sheet A new CAP analysis finds that one drug company’s packaging decision costs Medicare and seniors more than $1 billion per year.
Issue Brief The next round of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act begins in November. To avoid problems and to optimize the consumer experience, a new, more effective management structure is essential for the next phase of implementation.
Topher Spiro, Dr. Christopher Lillis, and Thomas Huelskoetter explore the Virginia General Assembly's debate on mental health reform and Medicaid.
Issue Brief The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, or PCORI, should rapidly increase its investment in comparative effectiveness research, or CER.
Issue Brief Physicians are increasingly practicing defensive medicine to avoid lawsuits, but this trend increases costs and doesn’t improve health care outcomes.
Topher Spiro testifies before the Committee on Energy & Commerce and the Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations.