COTH Strategic Priorities
Increasing Price Transparency
While it is currently difficult to understand what the costs of many planned health care services will be, our teaching hospital members are committed to develop principles for price transparency in academic medical centers (AMCs).
Developing Strategies to Promote Inclusion in Public and Private Exchanges
Given the societal value of AMC services, our teaching hospitals are working to prevent exclusion from public health insurance exchanges.
Integrating New Medicaid Models
The AAMC will work with teaching hospitals to ensure that our member institutions remain accessible to people newly insured through Medicaid expansion; and to promote seamless transitions to new payment models, ensuring that these patients can access high-quality health care in an academic setting.
Improving Value at AMCs
Academic medical centers must articulate and promote the value of the high-quality care delivered in our settings. AMCs are well-positioned to adapt to changes in health care delivery through the functional and structural integration of medical schools, faculty practice plans, teaching hospitals, and health systems. Innovative payment models and new partnerships help to strengthen that position and facilitate the necessary integration.
Advancing Graduate Medical Education (GME)
COTH is committed to ensuring sustainable funding to train the healthcare workforce and physician leaders for the future. The AAMC is convening an advisory group to explore the impact of alternative payment models on GME funding, as well as strategies to effectively integrate cost awareness and quality training into the clinical learning environment.