A successful health system transformation will require aligning incentives in order to promote high-value, patient-centered care.
Increasingly, public and private sector payers are requiring health care providers to measure and report on the quality of care and are using financial incentives to improve quality while reducing costs.
To respond effectively, health care providers need appropriate tools to measure quality, identify and manage high-risk individuals, exchange information and coordinate care across settings. At the same time, both public and private payers need analytic and methodological support to implement and monitor the impact of new incentives on cost and quality and to detect unintended consequences.
Timely, Accurate Data: The Basis of Effective Policy Decisions
IMPAQ International brings together substantive expertise in the health care system, an understanding of policy makers’ needs, and technical expertise. The research, data resources, and support services we provide to our clients are helping to make the nation’s health system more effective and efficient.
For example, we are working with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and other Federal agencies to implement new payment models, tailor quality measures for clinically defined patient populations, evaluate new workforce training models, improve quality by reducing healthcare-associated infections and other adverse events, and evaluate the success and sustainability of care delivery redesign and payment methods. IMPAQ is also helping states to evaluate the cost and quality impacts of new care delivery and payment models.
Expertise to Inform Policy & Improve Programs
IMPAQ staff consists of industry veterans with significant experience in payment, policy, and delivery systems to address policy and program challenges. Our teams of health executives, statisticians, social scientists, clinicians, survey experts, programmers, and project managers, approach problems from diverse viewpoints to craft holistic solutions.
In addition to our in-house survey center and advanced analytics expertise, what sets IMPAQ apart is our flexibility and responsiveness. We take the time to listen and adjust to our clients' changing needs, while uncovering new challenges and opportunities.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- National Institutes of Health
- Administration on Aging
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- Maryland Health Care Commission
Complete our contact form or call us at (443) 259-5500 to discuss how IMPAQ can help evaluate and enhance public programs and policies.