HHS Sets Aggressive Timeline for Shift from Volume to Value-Based Payment Systems

    View Author January 2015

    Earlier this week, US Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell released a statement setting an aggressive timeline for the shift from volumebased to valuebased payment systems under the Medicare Program. The trend toward valuebased payment systems has been underway for several years, and has been accelerated by the Affordable Care Act. However, this is the first time that HHS has set clear goals, with a specific timeline, for this transition.

    This briefing highlights a few of the key issues of what clients should be aware of in this regard.