Cleveland Clinic Adds Big Name to VBC Task Force

The Cleveland Clinic is a big name to add to the HCTTF’s influence as it’s already a champion of VBC. The large nonprofit health system has a focus on teaching and research. It also has a business unit dedicated to population health, which is another key element of the task force.

“It is essential for health systems to work collaboratively across industry with patients, payers, and purchasers to truly transform delivery systems,” Kevin Sears, executive director of market and network services at Cleveland Clinic said in the press release. “We are pleased to be a part of this task force for advocacy, payment model best practices, and support on the path to value-based care.”

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Health Groups Urge Trump, Congress to Maintain Push for Value-Based Care (US News & World Report)

Dozens of health care organizations – including professional groups, insurers, pharmaceutical giants and hospital chains – are urging the White House and members of Congress to preserve key reforms as debate over Obamacare and the overall future of the nation's health care system rages on.

The organizations – which include the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, Sanofi, Merck, Catholic Health Initiatives and several Blue Cross Blue Shield plans nationwide – are sending a letter to political leaders Wednesday calling on them to accelerate, not impede, the transformation of the fee-for-service health system to one based on payment for a high value of care.

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Health Care Transformation Task Force Calls on Trump Administration to Move Value-Based Care Forward

A group that includes six of the nation's top 15 health systems and four of the top 25 payers urged the Trump-Pence administration to make a commitment to value-based healthcare payment reform.

The 43-member Health Care Transformation Task Force wrote a letter to the incoming administration about the need to continue to reduce spending and drive quality improvements by rewarding providers for value, rather than volume of services.

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Task Force Calls on Trump to Back Value-Based Care

The Health Care Transformation Task Force called on the incoming Trump administration in a letter sent Tuesday to continue efforts to replace fee-for-service payment models with value-based care.

The task force, which includes patients, payers, providers and purchasers in its ranks, notes in the letter (PDF) that payment and care delivery innovation have long held bipartisan political support, and asked that President-elect Donald Trump, Vice President-elect Mike Pence and leaders in Congress make it clear to the industry that the support will continue.

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Task Force Pushes Trump Administration to Preserve CMMI, Push to Value-Based Care"

The Health Care Transformation Task Force, a 43-member consortium of purchasers, providers, payers and patients, is making a case to the incoming Trump administration that the shift from fee-for-service to value-based payment models is worth preserving. In particular, the group stressed the importance of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation in promoting such models.

In a letter sent to Congressional leaders and members of the Trump administration, including incoming Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, the task force said the successful shift from volume to value requires a close link between the federal government and the private sector, lauding CMMI as a crucial link in that regard.

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Health Coalition Worries Trump Doesn't Grasp Value-Based Care

A coalition of large health systems, employers and insurers would like Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress to keep the march from fee-for-service medicine to value-based care going after President Barack Obama leaves the White House.

The 43-member Health Care Transformation Task Force includes Aetna; Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, Michigan, Texas and Massachusetts; major employers like Boeing and Qualcomm; and health systems like Advocate Health Care, Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives.

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