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Coalition of Health Care Stakeholders Announces Commitment to Move Toward Value-Based Payment

Following this week’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services about its goals to shift more Medicare payments to alternative payment models — such as accountable care organizations and bundled payment models — a coalition of health systems and payers announced the formation of the Health Care Transformation Task Force. The task force includes a coalition of providers, insurers, purchasers and patients, led by Dr. Richard Gilfillan, former director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation and now chief executive of Trinity Health. The group has committed to placing 75 percent of its business under value-based payment arrangements by 2020. The task force’s goal is to find consensus on payment models that work and that don’t need multiple arrangements with various payers. The next steps of both the administration and this newly formed task force will be watched closely. Few details are known at this time, but momentum continues to build around more aggressive transformation from fee-for-service to more performance-based payment models. More information about the task force is available at www.hcttf.org.

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