The Health Care Transformation Task Force, a consortium of patients, payers, providers and purchasers working to transform the U.S. health care delivery system, has released a new framework that systems can use to ensure consumers priorities remain front and center during all phases of the transformation to a value-based care system.
The framework is organized around six broad principles to support person-centered, value-based payment programs:
· Include patients/consumers as partners in decision-making at all levels of care.
· Deliver person-centered care.
· Design alternative payment models (APMs) that benefit consumers.
· Drive continuous quality improvement.
· Accelerate use of person-centered health information technology.
· Promote health equity for all.
The paper provides a rich set of more than 130 questions that systems can use as an agenda for dialog and action. A summary and explanation of the framework, authored by members of the Task Force executive committee, is laid out in a Health Affairs blog post, "How Person Center is Your Health Care Organization."