Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Milbank Memorial Fund Releases Value-Based Payment Report
Arkansas, Minnesota, Oregon, and Vermont are at the forefront of state efforts to coordinate value-based payment approaches across multiple public and private payers. Each is deploying some combination of payment and delivery system redesign that includes episode-based payment, patient- centered medical homes (PCMHs), and total cost of care arrangements among its Medicaid, Medicare, and commercially insured populations.
While each state has had success in moving toward more coordinated action across payers, particularly for primary care services, recruitment of employers with self-insured plans remains on ongoing challenge. Despite this, a key conclusion is that recruiting the self-insured employers is both a worthwhile and attainable goal. The findings and recommendations of this report can be used by stakeholders looking to address employer recruitment challenges in future multi-payer work....