Quality and Efficiency
The American health care system is the most expensive in the world but does not deliver value for the investment. As purchasers, regulators and conveners, states can take steps to support and reward high quality and efficient systems of care. The ACA provides states with new tools for improving the quality, efficiency, and value of the health care system. Provisions support public reporting, fraud reduction, and multi-sector payment reform. The ACA provides incentives to deliver low-cost, high-quality care, for example: reduce preventable hospital complications and readmissions; avoid overuse of ineffective tests and procedures; manage chronic conditions; and achieve administrative efficiencies.