- Despite the momentum associated with value-based contracting, a new survey found that payers continue to struggle with the transition to a payment model that rewards value — facing external and internal barriers.
- HealthEdge’s latest Voice of the Market Survey was based on interviews with 151 health insurance executives and found little agreement about the best value-based model. Nearly one-third of respondents said patient-centered medical homes are the most successful, followed by accountable care organizations (29%), bundled payments (23%) and episodes of care models (17%).
- Payers said they don’t expect that value-based programs will grow much over the next two years. More than half said provider and member engagement are the biggest challenges to implementing value-based contracts while 40% cited technology-related challenges as the biggest barrier.