Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 14 November 2019

Abstract and Keywords

This chapter examines the paradoxical relationship between health law and innovation in healthcare delivery in the United States. More specifically, it explains how health law both constrains and advances welfare-enhancing delivery system reform. The chapter first provides an overview of definitional issues and the common problems that many delivery system innovations try to address. It next considers representative reforms: retail clinics, gainsharing, comparative-effectiveness research, and coordinated care models such as medical homes and accountable care organizations. It then identifies common themes and recurring patterns in the way law impacts delivery system innovation, including health law’s patient protection orientation, how it furthers path dependence, the regulatory difficulty in measuring the value of delivery system change, and the challenges that arise from incentivizing physicians.

Keywords: health law, innovation, healthcare reform, retail clinics, gainsharing, medical homes, accountable care organizations, physicians, healthcare delivery, incentives

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.