The Lewin Group
Expanding Health Care Coverage
July 1, 2010
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This NYSHealth-funded study and technical appendix, conducted by The Lewin Group, shows that New York State can curb health care costs by billions of dollars on its own over the next decade. With the support of the Federal government and the private sector, even greater savings could be realized.
Of the 10 policy options analyzed, high-level implementation plans were developed for four scenarios:
- Expanding Palliative Care
- Integrating Care for Dual Eligibles
- Adopting Bundled Payment Methods
- Rebalancing Long-Term Care
The other policy options examined include impact of promoting accountable care organizations, modernizing primary care by coordinating care for patients, expanding hospital pay for performance, realizing administrative simplification through health information technology, imposing a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, and using alternative delivery systems, such as retail clinics.