by Rudd Kierstead, MBA, MPP
Becker's Hospital Review
Engaging Primary Care Physicians in Value-Based Payment
It’s one thing to sit down with a payer and negotiate incentivized goals in a value-based payment contract. It’s a different thing entirely to change the behavior of the practitioners in your medical group in order to meet those goals.
Physicians who choose to sell their practice and become employees are typically relieved to unload much of the management burden. Those that have been employees for some years may indeed have experienced a period when the weight of that responsibility was reduced. However, the demands of value-based care (in all its many forms, current and future) require responsiveness and accountability at the practice level.
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