Will an ACA overhaul derail value-based payments?


Healthcare reform has been moving the industry away from the traditional fee-for-service revenue model in favor of one where revenue is based on the quality of care. Will the ACA repeal-and-replace efforts under the new Trump administration put the brakes on this? 

Not likely, say healthcare valuation experts. The revamping will likely target insurance exchanges and the mandate that individuals must buy insurance. The move to alternative payment systems will likely continue even if the ACA is overhauled. “I can see this program continuing forward,” said Joe Wolfe (Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman), pointing out that quality payment programs were a bipartisan effort.

Wolfe conducted a webinar, MIPS and MACRA: What Healthcare Valuators Need to Know Now. To acquire a recording, click here.  


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