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Atul Grover, MD, PhD, on Expert Panel for Alliance for Health Policy 2023 Signature Series Summit

Sept. 13, 2023

                       See Grover's comments on health care payment systems starting at minute 33:00.  

Atul Grover, MD, PhD, executive director of the AAMC Research and Action Institute, participated as an expert panelist for the Alliance for Health Policy 2023 Signature Series Summit. The summit features a series of discussion panels—open to the public—with industry leaders, administration executives, and experts to explore the attributes of an ideal health system and innovative solutions to achieving a person-first health care system. Grover participated alongside Kedar Mate, MD, president and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Gay Landstrom, PhD, RN, senior vice president and chief nursing officer of Trinity Health, and Patricia Pittman, PhD, professor of health policy and management at the George Washington University.  

The panel discussion, entitled “Providers are People Too: What it Takes to Support a Resilient and Thriving Health Care Workforce,” examines how various elements of the health care system impact the person’s experience, including the impact of provider burnout, policy and practical solutions for navigating the health care system, and how innovative health care delivery can promote a person-centered health care workforce. 

Grover notes innovative payment systems as a possible solution to workforce challenges across many types of clinicians. His key comments include the potential for unbinding payment from doctoral level professionals and paying for work done by other health professionals, starting with an innovation model through CMMI. On a long-term scale, he asserts that while value-based care (VBC) models have been discussed and tested for many years, sustained commitment is needed for a system-wide shift. He further emphasizes that instead of focusing solely on the savings that payment models bring, health systems should prioritize the value and quality of care for both the patient and clinician.                                                                                                                                                                                                             Read more from the institute on value-based care