Healthcare has been slowly but surely shifting from fee-for-service reimbursement models toward value-based care. In 2015, HHS announced a goal of having 50 percent of Medicare payments tied to quality or value through alternative payment models. While movement has been made toward that goal, we are not there yet.
“Today, there are any number of forces driving changes in healthcare,” said Michael Blackman, MD, medical director of population health and analytics at Allscripts, during an Aug. 21 webinar sponsored by Allscripts and hosted by Becker’s Hospital Review. “These are both exciting and challenging times … everyone is being asked to do more with less.”
Some of the forces driving change in healthcare include the rise of consumerism, clinician burnout, reimbursement changes and the increasing popularity of personalized medicine. Additionally, per capita healthcare costs in the U.S. are still a great deal higher than any other developed country, without stark differences in quality, Dr. Blackman said.