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Physicians, hospitals size up value-based healthcare

InformationWeek, May 30, 2014
Many healthcare providers now participate in value-based payment models, which most see as the wave of the future, but few of them are happy about it. "Value-based" is a catch-all label for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and other ways of restructuring healthcare around payment for value delivered, as measured by metrics of healthcare quality or the aggregate health of a population rather than by the volume of visits, procedures, or hospital stays a healthcare organization records. In other words, it's a highly data-driven vision of healthcare reform, intended to improve quality and efficiency while reducing costs.