Bipartisan Policy Center issues preventive care recommendations

The shift to value-based care has spurred interest in improving preventive care, so a task force convened by the Bipartisan Policy Center developed several recommendations in a recent report to help providers pursue this goal. The task force issued recommendations to numerous agencies and entities, urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, for example, to require economic or cost-effectiveness analysis in funding opportunity announcements, and recommending that public health journals prioritize and encourage those same analyses. Congress, the report says, should sufficiently fund the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Community Preventive Services Task Force to increase the number of public health interventions at the community level. Report

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