Fierce Health Payer July 30, 2021
Robert King

For Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Washington, a major proponent of legislation in Congress on value-based care, a key driver is making sure that providers have the tools to succeed in payment models and figuring how Congress can help make that happen.

DelBene is the lead sponsor in the Value in Health Care Act, bipartisan legislation recently reintroduced that intends to get more providers into value-based care payment models. DelBene has also co-sponsored other legislation aimed at improving value-based care in rural areas, including a bill to combat a “rural glitch” that penalizes accountable care organizations in rural areas.

The lawmaker told Fierce Healthcare in an interview that the contours of her district in Washington has helped inform her legislative efforts.

“My...

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Topics: Congress / White House, Govt Agencies, Insurance, Patient / Consumer, Payment Models, Provider, Regulations, Value Based
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