Intermediaries: The Missing Link in Improving Mixed Market Health Systems?

In this brief, the Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI) define intermediary models as organizations that mediate the interactions and transactions of small-scale providers as groups, either with patients, governments, or vendors of healthcare products. Together with health systems leaders, these intermediaries have the potential to improve health markets and ensure that patients have access to high quality, affordable care.

The CHMI have proposed six key elements of effective intermediaries, which can be used by policymakers and intermediaries themselves to strengthen the role of these vital organizations and result in a more efficient and better connected health system.

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