Value-Based Payment and Contracting Structures collaborative will address both the structures needed to expand efforts in value-based contracting/payments and changes to current business processes. The State’s vision is to infuse the public system with value-based contracts and payments and follow the national trend. In support of this vision, Dave Richard, Deputy Secretary for Medical Assistance participated in the first collaborative meeting and offered the state’s views on VBP in our system.
In recruiting members for this business-focused collaborative, i2i Center identified providers, payers, and state representatives. As the initial round of technical issues and barriers are identified and addressed, it is expected that the work of this initial group will be refocused, likely with wider representation, to address the future of VBPs and additional issues related to service and quality strategies.
The VBP Collaborative moved quickly to identify current major barriers to value-based payments and contracts. They are currently drafting a proposal to NC DHHS to “pilot” some operational systems and procedures that would take down barriers to value-based purchasing. This pilot could not only serve to resolve the current challenges but also to set a clearer path to achieving the DHHS goals in value-based contracting between plan managers and providers in the future.
The VBP Collaborative is going to spend some time identifying and defining common terms and understandings in their August 24th meeting.