A majority of states are now buying into value-based care

Healthcare IT News: Alternative payments models and value-based care have definitely taken root across the United States, according to a new national study commissioned by Change Healthcare. The study found that more than 40 states are pursuing value-based payment programs, with 15 multi-payer initiatives across those states.

The study was based on publicly available information compiled from May through October 2017 gleaned from state resources, federal government resources, contractors and research reports from healthcare industry analysts, media, think tanks, public policy institutes and research institutes, Change said.

In addition to pursuing value-based programs, 23 states have developed value-based targets or mandates that payers and providers agreed to achieve, 17 have or are considering adoption of ACOs or ACO-like entities, and 12 have or are considering episodes of care programs.

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