Researchers at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania have released a set of recommendations aimed at accelerating a shift to value-based programs in healthcare. The report discusses the consequences of a mandatory model approach and metrics used to target healthcare disparities in order to improve equity.
“Some of their other recommendations for CMS include slowing down the introduction of new programs, designing the models to simplify administration and taking a balanced, “portfolio-based approach,” which would mean funding a select number of programs with differing goals. They also say that CMS should favor programs with two-sided risk. “Programs that use two-sided risk (i.e., shared savings and losses) appear to have the greatest impact,” according to the white paper.” Read more here.
(Source: Managed Healthcare Executive, 4/14/21)