The Journal of Healthcare Contracting tackles health providers’ efforts in Moving forward to Value-Based Contracting, 02/25/13:

“Value-based purchasing is shifting our focus from volume to value, and the evolution of the ACO models is shifting our focus from fee-for-service to population management. We believe healthcare organizations can’t successfully transition to assuming risk for the healthcare quality and cost for a population unless they have a robust ability to work as a system in an integrated way, maximizing efficiency in all areas of our work, effectively preventing illnesses when possible, appropriately managing chronic illness, and delivering consistent, evidence-based care to those with acute illness.

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