Healthcare Finance News October 13, 2020
Stakeholders argue which form of accountable care organization is best for delivering value-based care.
When it comes to value-based care, the question is no longer if it works, but how it is best implemented.
One option is through hospitals and health systems creating risk-based contracts and another is through third-party companies creating a network of independent practices that can coordinate value-based care for a population.
When looking at the first option, one example of a health system implementing value-based care is Mass General Brigham. The system contracts value-based care in the Medicare, Medicaid and commercial markets.
“We’re in all three – we do risk-based contracts for all of our patients served by our primary care doctors,” said Timothy Ferris, CEO...