Despite Robust Commitment, Barriers Exist with Consumer Participation at the Highest Organizational Level WASHINGTON (Jan. 25, 2018) – A new study by The Health Care Transformation Task Force (HCTTF) reveals that while consumer engagement is important at every-level of value based care delivery, providers are struggling to recruit,...

Statement by Jeff Micklos, Executive Director, Health Care Transformation Task Force On HHS Nominee Alex Azar’s Testimony before the Senate Finance Committee The Health Care Transformation Task Force welcomes comments by Health and Human Services (HHS) nominee Alex Azar during a Senate Finance Committee hearing. In outlining...

Some strategies are showing promise but require time for real change to occur. Recent CMS moves may be slowing the momentum.The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) should continue refining existing alternative payment models that are showing genuine long-term promise, says an industry consortium...

As healthcare leaders look for ways to create value-based payment models, many organizations are implementing ACOs. HCTTF said there are more than 900 ACOs that cover about 32.4 million lives in the U.S. The report highlights ACOs’ experience by evaluating proficiency across key activities, educating organizations...

David Lansky, CEO of the Pacific Business Group on Health, is the new chair of the Health Care Transformation Task Force, the organization announced Wednesday. Lansky, who replaces Trinity Health CEO Dr. Richard Gilfillan, will be joined by newly elected vice chair Fran Soistman, executive vice...

New data released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services shows more evidence that accountable care organizations have reduced direct Medicare spending in 2016.Participants in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), the agency’s largest ACO program, saved a total of $652 million, according to...

Last year, Modern Healthcare launched the Transformation Hub, shortly after crafting a mission statement that re-established our commitment to providing industry leaders with news, events and data that advance higher-quality, lower-cost and patient-centered care. This section of our website was developed in partnership with Avia,...

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...