Health plans are becoming more interested in outcomes-based contracts, according to a new survey from Avalere, and “internal conversations” about them are happening more often.
Avalere in a press release says 25 percent of the surveyed health plans have implemented outcomes-based contracting. A vast majority (85 percent) of the latter respondents say they are considering more agreements.
Roughly one-third of respondents are reportedly discussing an outcomes-based deal.
“Outcomes-based contracts are becoming more of a mainstream topic within health plans,” Avalere President Matt Brow says in the press release. “While most remain in an exploratory stage, plans that have accrued some experience with outcomes-based contracts are interested in pursuing more.”