Looking beyond prices
Employers can use their buying power to push value-based purchasing
positive and profound effects on improving the quality and efficiency of healthcare services. Indeed, it is the ignition for broader healthcare delivery reform. Building on the pillars of value measurement, full transparency, provider
Much has changed in the year since the last survey, yet the significance of value-based purchasing is stronger than ever. Along with many other Americans, I spent a considerable amount of time monitoring the prospects of federal healthcare legislation. Coupled with the massive pressures put on U.S. businesses because of the recession, the issue was engaging and contentious and the stakes enormous. Would health reform pass?
Clearly, the question has now been answered, and it appears that reform is here to stay. Moreover, value-based purchasing as a driver of delivery system reform is embedded within the landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and now an important part of the health policy lexicon. The healthcare community is faced, however, with a series of more pragmatic questions. How will we implement the various changes? What can we do to manage related