March 25th President Obama and HHS Secretary Burwell launched the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network with a live-streamed announcement. In his remarks, the President highlighted Delaware Governor Markell and that state’s commitment to move 80% of state health purchasing into value-based models. The Network is a collaboration of states, providers, payers, consumer groups and others to support quality improvement and payment models that reward value. The Network will serve as a convening body to support partnerships, identify areas of agreement, share resources and expertise, develop common approaches to core issues, and create implementation guides for payers, purchasers, providers, and consumers. All payers, providers, employers, states, consumer groups, individual consumers, and others are invited to participate. To register, click here. CSG/ERC’s health committee and our Value Over Volume project and reports support states in moving into value-based health reforms to align incentives to reward quality care.
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