Atul Gawande has a New Yorker piece, in which he suggets the Mayo Clinic might be a good model to begin addressing health-care costs and doctor incentives. The Obama administration cited the Mayo Clinic too, as a model, but the Clinic isn’t too impressed with the bill:
“In general, the proposals under discussion are not patient focused or results oriented. Lawmakers have failed to use a fundamental lever – a change in Medicare payment policy – to help drive necessary improvements in American health care.”
Early June summary of the bill on Keith Hennessy’s site, specifics here.