Health Affairs June 10, 2021
Hannah L. Crook, Robert S. Saunders, Rachel Roiland, Aparna Higgins, Mark B. McClellan

The results of the past decade of value-based payment (VBP) model implementation have provided mixed evidence of the impacts of these reforms, and questions about how payment and care reforms can best improve quality, outcomes, and the care experiences of patients. The years of reform experience, recent trends, plus a new Administration that has expressed a commitment to effective payment reform have led to a number of thoughtful assessments of how to proceed from here. In a two-part post, we reflect on “lessons learned” from the evidence gained from the past decade and beyond to promote the effectiveness of APMs. We describe the implications for future VBP efforts and the implications for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Center...

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