Brief: 
PDF $500 to $620 Billion Could be Saved by Modernizing Medicare and Medicaid
(February 2017) This Brief presents proven, scalable solutions to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of Medicare and Medicaid, improving quality and health outcomes for beneficiaries. It estimates these solutions could generate federal budget savings of $500 billion to $620 billion over the next decade.


Brief: 
PDF Successful Medicaid Enrollment Strategies to Cover the Uninsured
(June 2015) This Brief presents the strategic approaches Kentucky and Arkansas adopted to increase enrollment for low-income residents and cut their uninsured populations in half. These four strategic approaches, which are straightforward and operational in nature, can serve as practical examples for other states working to cover the uninsured – however they choose to pursue that goal.

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Working Paper:
PDF Medicare and Medicaid: Savings Opportunities from Health Care Modernization
(January 2013) Modernizing Medicare and Medicaid could improve patient health and save the federal government $542 billion over the next decade, says this report. The report analyzes a strategy to unlock savings by applying best practices for improved prevention, care coordination and payment reform, as an alternative to cutting benefits or provider payments.


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PDF Coverage for Consumers, Savings for States: Options for Modernizing Medicaid
(April 2010) States and the federal government can save an estimated $366 billion over the next decade by modernizing Medicaid, according to this report. States’ share of these potential savings is estimated at $149 billion, which can help offset states’ budget pressures. A portion of these savings could also be reinvested in primary care. 

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PDF Farewell to Fee-For-Service? A ‘Real World’ Strategy for Health Care Payment Reform
(December 2012) Health care payment reform could save the United States $200 billion to $600 billion over the coming decade, but implementation challenges are substantial, says this report. The report outlines real-world payment reform initiatives, provides new insights into physician and hospital readiness, and recommends practical strategies for health system stakeholders.


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PDF US Deficit Reduction: The Medicare and Medicaid Modernization Opportunity
(October 2010) Federal and state governments could save taxpayers about $3.5 trillion over the next 25 years by expanding the use of coordinated care programs in Medicare and Medicaid, according to this report. The report sets out practical steps to better coordinate care and provide holistic and proactive support for seniors and Medicaid beneficiaries. 


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PDF Federal Health Care Cost Containment - How in Practice Can it be Done? Options with a real world track record of success 
(May 2009) The federal government could save $540 billion in health care costs over the next 10 years if existing, proven programs and techniques that have improved health care quality and slowed the growth of medical spending are applied more broadly, says this report. The report provides policymakers and health care leaders with a range of “real world” savings options.