The Design and Application of Shared Savings Programs: Lessons from Early Adopters September 8, 2015 | Shared savings programs introduce a level of financial accountability not present in strictly volume-based payment models, such as fee-for-service. This article examines the design and application of shared savings formulas across a range of actual programs. View the Resource Weissman, J.S., Bailit, M., D’Andrea, & Rosenthal, M.B. (2012). The Design And Application Of Shared Savings Programs: Lessons From Early Adopters. Health Affairs, 31, 9, 1959-1968.