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Our Vision

To create a high value, sustainable, and equitable health care system through payment and health benefits innovation, behavioral incentives to promote health, and consumer engagement; and to advocate for broad system change and conduct research on effective ways to bring about that change.


Our Solutions

Payment Innovation

Our Center is creating significant leaps in the quality of the nation’s health care by recognizing and rewarding clinicians who have implemented comprehensive solutions in the management of patients, and deliver safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and patient-centered care.

Sustainable Health Spending

We are building upon decades of multidisciplinary policy research experience and advanced economic modeling for public, private, and philanthropic clients. We are focusing this research and policy expertise on the macroeconomic trends and key drivers of health care spending to formulate strategies for sustainable growth.

Consumer Engagement

Our Center is identifying and promoting systems-level structures and incentives that readily incorporate consumer preferences into all health care choices. We have created a concise set of indices that measure consumer choice trends in health care decisionmaking that is widely available in the health care marketplace.

Translation and Dissemination of Evidence

CVHC’s Healthcare Value Hub provides free, timely information about the policies and practices that help address high health care costs and poor quality, bringing better value to consumers. The Hub offers both online and hands-on support, and is dedicated to monitoring, translating, and disseminating evidence, as well as connecting advocates, researchers, and policymakers together to further conversations and action on the cost and value of healthcare.

Benefits Innovation

Our Center developed the The Medical Episode Spending Allowance (MESA) Plan, a new value-based insurance design with more finely calibrated incentives for consumers and providers. MESA is a value-based insurance design that improves quality of care while lowering costs.