21 Sep Person-Centered Care as a Cornerstone of Value-Based Payment: Five Guiding Principles
On September 21, the Health Care Transformation Task Force released Person-Centered Care as a Cornerstone of Value-Based Payment: Five Guiding Principles, which serves as an update to the 2016 Consumer Priorities Framework. Developed in coordination with the Task Force’s Patient-Centered Priorities Work Group, the five principles are designed to provide a framework for how health care organizations can assess their current practices and strategically plan effective, person-centered care programs and policies that advance health equity.
The five principles state that effective value-based health care delivery systems:
- Elevate person-centered care at the individual and organization level
- Actively pursue health equity for all
- Engage in value-based payment models that advance a simplified system for consumers
- Engage in continuous quality improvement procedures
- Effectively facilitate communication and data sharing.
The update reflects the health care delivery system’s evolving view of health equity not as a discrete objective, but as a cross-cutting value that is critical through all phases of care, emphasizing that the pursuit of health equity is a cornerstone of person-centered care. With this resource, the Task Force seeks to support health care organizations assess their current practices and develop strategies to operationalize effective, person-centered care programs and policies that advance health equity, in their journey to transform care from volume to value.
We encourage your organization to integrate these principles into your value transformation efforts.