Tackling value-based care is crucial with the upcoming 2030 mandate by CMS. But it can be challenging for providers to deliver equitable care while hitting value-based care goals.
Still, providers don’t have much of a choice since value-based care is replacing fee-for-service as the method of reimbursement in the industry.
To get a look at value-based care from the primary care provider’s view, we sat down with Brandon Clark, chief strategy officer at Equality Health, a value-based care company that partners with independent primary care physicians under Medicaid contracts to take on risk and unburden providers. It has more than 3,200 PCPs in its network and partners with 25 health plans.
We wanted to know why Clark believes PCPs are so key to success in shifting from fee-for-service to value-based care, what kind of innovation and technology is needed to help providers achieve value-based care success, and how social determinants of health and what Clark calls “culturally competent care” are important to value-based care.