Advancing Value-Based Care in States

This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released guidance to states on pathways they can use to advance value-based care, which seeks to reward providers based on quality of care instead of volume of services.   This letter describes several models that can be used across many types of payers, key features of these models, and relevant Medicaid authorities needed for adoption.  It includes several models identified in 2019 by Rural Health Value as appropriate for rural clinicians or health care delivery organizations.  Read more here.