By: Emad Rizk
As healthcare leaders look to the year ahead, many predict that this will be the year the training wheels come off value-based care. This is not a new priority, but the move from value-based theory to practice remains one of the industry’s top challenges.
Healthcare costs are expected to rise by 6% in 2020, largely driven by increased prices, not utilization. Even as more states mandate value-based care for Medicaid and Medicare expands bundled payment options, making meaningful progress toward improved quality at reduced cost has taken longer than expected.