How Do You Pay for Value-based Care?


“Although no one yet knows where the sea change of value-based payment is headed, there’s no doubt that this is a trend with longevity,” writes Amber Taufen, a writer for Benefits Pro. In her thorough look at value-based models, she examines the trends, the challenges and new strategies for lowering the nation’s medical bill.

Taufen also quotes leading experts on value-based reimbursement, including McKesson VP and Medical Director David Nace, MD, who explains what’s driving the shift to value based care: “We know so clearly that higher-value care—more preventive care, more evidence-based care, more patient-centered care where the patient is engaged—is usually dramatically cheaper to deliver. Changing the way health care is paid for is inextricably tied to the way care is delivered.”

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