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How long before value-based care becomes attainable?

By Admin | August 14, 2018

The path to value-based care in healthcare is becoming murky. After a few years of heightened promise and hope, the current and near future reality is not necessarily so promising. Results from innovation programs such as accountable care organizations, bundled payments, and other ideas have not been as rosy as expected while bringing a number of attendant challenges. Those troubles are underscored by the findings from a recent survey conducted by Quest Diagnostics. In fact, the results are called “Stalled Progress on the Path to Value-Based Care,” which puts out the uncertain state without shying away from the perceived truth.

The survey reveals a slide among the viewpoints of physicians and, to a degree, health plan executives about the current state and viability of value-based care. On the whole, physicians are more skeptical. Some of the more interesting results are that a declining number of respondents believed the information necessary about patients to succeed with value-based care was in their hands. Commentary frequently points to data as the lifeblood for being able to move ahead with value-based care. The dim view of data available in a physician’s electronic medical record helps provide color around falling assessment of whether sufficient data are available for success. Only 39 percent of responding physicians felt the EMR contained all the data needed for value-based care.

To read more, "How long before value-based care becomes attainable?" by MedCity News.

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