Jeffrey Clough, MD, a Health Services Researcher at Duke, is the lead author of this recent JAMA Viewpoint article, July 28, 2015.
Jeffrey D. Clough, MD, MBA, Barak D. Richman, JD, PhD, Seth W. Glickman, MD, MBA. Outlook for Alternative Payment Models in Fee-for-Service Medicare. JAMA. 2015;314(4):341-342. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.8047.
The viewpoint provides an overview to date of CMS’s efforts to transition fee-for-service Medicare into an alternative payment system that rewards high quality and efficient use of resources. The authors describe early results of important tests, key issues to observe over the coming years, and conclude that the success of efforts to transition Medicare fee-for-service will largely be dependent on external stakeholders, particularly physicians, to ensure the program remains fiscally sound so that it will continue to pay for high quality care for tens of millions of beneficiaries.
Dr. Clough is a former Duke resident. Prior to returning to Duke he held a position with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Get to know Dr. Clough through this video about his clinical practice. He is an internal medicine doctor in Durham who works at Duke Primary Care Pickett Road.