Healthcare Innovation October 20, 2020
The Humana executive reflects on the insurer’s 2020 recently released value-based care report and offers thoughts on how the pandemic has changed the operational landscape
Even though the healthcare system continues to shift towards a value-based care environment, the implementation of these types of initiatives remains slow and steady, with still a big disparity between those on the leading edge and the laggards. Progress is being made, though. Last year, research from the Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network showed that 36 percent of total U.S. healthcare payments were tied to alternative payment models (APMs) in 2018, while fee-for-service payments have dropped 33 percent since 2015.
So, while the value-based care train is moving, it’s nowhere near its final destination; the...