Value-Based Benefits: Are We There Yet?
VBBD and similar health insurance programs still have many challenges to overcome before they claim widespread acceptance. Among them, health plans and employers are working to better determine whether a value-based program makes sense in their particular situation. According to reports, some companies rushed into VBBD based on study results, but after further analysis of their population data, determined it wasn't a good fit.
Also required is additional research into the "science" of VBBD to identify tangible results. Asks Hom, how effective are the programs across the industry? How do we define what conditions are of high value? How do we determine a program's ROI. It's these questions and more that are at the center of the current value-based debate. "There is an opportunity to really transform the industry through data analytics and make it actionable for employers and health plans," he said.
- Drug Pricing 'Tantamount to Greed,' Lawmaker Says
- CVS Ramps Up Retail Clinics with Provider Affiliations
- Study Puts Spotlight on Preventing Fall-Related Injuries
- Surgical Checklists Unused in 10% of Hospitals, CMS Data Shows
- Wanted: Nurse PhDs
- The Infection-Busting Treatment Payers Don’t Want to Talk About
- Contradictory Obamacare Rulings Issued by Appellate Courts
- 4 Tectonic Shifts Shaking Up Healthcare
- As HIPAA Breaches Accelerate, Tools Lag
- Doctors Feel Pressure to Accept Risk-based Reimbursement