Settle Consulting, LLC Whitepapers were developed to further our mission of improving the quality of healthcare and education leadership models. The ideas and findings in these whitepapers represent innovative work by organizations affiliated with Settle Consulting. Whitepapers are designed to share with readers the problems that Settle Consulting, LLC is working to address; the ideas, changes, and methods we are developing and testing to help organizations make leadership improvements; and early results where they exist.

Alternative Payment Models in Healthcare

An alternative payment model (APM) is a payment model that compensates a provider for delivering high-quality yet cost-efficient care. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is working in conjunction with healthcare providers in the public, non-profit, and private sectors to renovate the U.S. healthcare system, while highlighting value over volume. Alternative Payment Methods require fundamental changes in routine

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Whitepaper: Sustainability in Healthcare

Current Status: Sustainability in healthcare is complex and necessary in a community where the population is aging, prescription costs are soaring, and chronic, psychiatric, and infectious diseases are growing. Sustainability can be defined as “a complex system of interacting approaches to the restoration, management, and optimization of human health that has an ecological base, that is environmentally, economically, and socially

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Whitepaper: Medicaid Expansion in Texas: A Win-Win for Everyone

Current Status: Since the passing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Texas is among 20 states that has yet to expand Medicaid coverage for the poor and those in need. Texas is the leading state in the U.S. with the highest number of uninsured, at close to 5 million people without health insurance. Texas is losing out on billions of

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