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Value-Based Payment: Accountability for Health Spending and Outcomes

To control rising health care costs and improve outcomes, health care purchasers - Medicare, state Medicaid programs, and large employers - and health plans are eager to entirely replace traditional, inefficient, volume-based fee-for-service (FFS) physician and hospital reimbursement with value-based payment models.  Value-based payment comes in various flavors but the core characteristics are typically the same: Measure provider performance and...

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