In October, the Biden administration set a goal of ensuring all Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in alternative payment models by 2030. Aneesh Chopra, who became the federal government’s first chief technology officer in 2009 and served under the Obama administration, thinks this push for alternative payment models will not only lead to a reduction in unnecessary expenditures, but also improve patient outcomes through higher preventive service utilization and primary care visits.
Chopra, who now serves as president and co-founder of health analytics firm CareJourney, has the data to back this claim up. His company licenses CMS’ entire dataset for Medicare Advantage and Medicaid claims data, accounting for 145 million Americans, he said in an interview with MedCity News conducted in March. A recent CareJourney analysis showed that Medicare patients enrolled in value-based care arrangements were nearly two times more likely to get mammograms.