Healthcare DIVE November 14, 2019

In recent months, we’ve talked about the current state of value-based care (VBC). Primary care providers (PCPs) have told us they’re familiar with the concept of VBC and have reported moderate participation levels in it, but PCPs also tell us they’re frustrated and confused about the details of these programs and don’t feel that they’re impacting how they practice medicine.

The bottom line is, while a transformation to payments based on cost and quality is happening, the corresponding behavior shift in care delivery is either not happening or, at best, is lagging far behind. Health plans are working hard to drive value-based care forward. Yet, according to our recent research, provider satisfaction with health plan VBC contracts is mediocre at...