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Financing That Rewards Better Health and Well-Being

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has prepared this brief based on a workshop in June 2021 on the need to transform the United States’ current model of health care financing – which rewards the volume of services provided – to a model that incentivizes integrated payment approaches that are person-centered and holistic in advancing individual, community, and population health.

Collaborative Care for Chronic Pain

Report and Recommendations from the Bree Collaborative

Treatment of pain varies widely between systems and clinicians with high financial and human cost. Moving to a collaborative or team-based approach to managing complex pain has been shown to result in better patient outcomes.

However, most approaches to pain management including chronic opioid therapy involved siloed health care providers. This workgroup met from January 2018 to January 2019 and defined minimum standards for:

Opioid Response Network

Providing education and training at a local level for evidence-based practices in the prevention, treatment and recovery of opioid use disorders, the State Targeted Response Technical Assistance Consortium (STR-TA), funded by SAMHSA, is a response from a large coalition of national professional organizations. The Opioid Response Network, ORN, provides local training and education free of charge for specific needs at a community level. 


The MeHAF is a widely used measure of behavioral health integration that can be used for initial assessment and to follow changes in levels of integration. It is easy to use and makes sense for a range of clinical settings - both primary care and community mental health.

Population Health for Front-Line Providers: A Data Driven Approach

In the webinar, Population Health for Front-Line Providers: A Data Driven Approach, Jeff Hummel, MD, MPH and Hub coach, Carolyn Brill, CPHIMS, CHP discussed population health management for a provider audience. This data driven approach includes case examples of depression in people with diabetes and efforts to improve their clinical outcomes. This webinar will explore:

Value-Based Payment Practice Transformation Planning Guide

The Value-based Payment (VBP) Planning Guide is designed to assist organizations in pacing the needed changes, gaining buy-in and building needed infrastructure in order to promote a systematic approach toward transformation. The Planning Guide aims to support your organization in:

Washington HealthCareCompare

Washington HealthCareCompare

The website and database were created by legislation passed in 2015 (RCW 43.371) as a push from Governor Inslee to increase price transparency and public accountability. The website allows consumers to search for price of over 100 procedures and treatments and quality of providers and hospitals. The Washington State Common Measure Set results are also produced on the site for ACH and by insurance coverage.