CMS: Value-Based Reimbursement Key to Addressing Health Disparities

Value-based reimbursement encourages clinicians to care for the whole person, which is essential to addressing health disparities demonstrated by claims data from the COVID-19 crisis, CMS says.

Health disparities proven by Medicare claims data during the COVID-19 crisis underscore the need to transition to value-based reimbursement, according to CMS.

“Now more than ever, it is clear that our fee-for-service system is insufficient for the most vulnerable Americans because it limits payment to what goes on inside a doctor’s office. The transition to a value-based system has never been so urgent,” CMS Administrator Seema Verma said in the announcement. Read More:

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