Research Finds States Remain Committed to Value Based Payment Models

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 Research Finds States Remain Committed to Value Based Payment Models (Healthcare Informatics)

Healthcare Informatics reports on a new national study commissioned by Change Healthcare, which finds that “alternative payment programs are now firmly rooted in state-level healthcare policy, as discussions regarding health reform continue in Washington...over 40 states [are] pursuing value-based payment programs, with 15 multi-payer initiatives across those states.”

The article notes the role CMS has played in driving states towards a pursuit of more value-based care. However the emphasis is on initiatives that are being implemented at the state-level to make outcome-based care a reality for many providers and patients. And “not surprisingly, a review of state value-based payment reform initiatives demonstrates significant variation in approach, due in part to factors motivating the shift to value. State payment reform has historically been influenced by factors including state-focused CMS initiatives, state budget challenges, and state policymakers’ interest in healthcare innovation.”

Continuing, the article reports that “many states have used value-based payment reform to engage with healthcare stakeholders in the redesign of the state healthcare system, identifying unique and innovative strategies that work for their state healthcare market.” It closes by highlighting five states that stand out for their initiatives and innovation: Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Tennessee, and Washington.

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