This section is organized based on the stages of engaging in value based payment with the idea that, nationally, Health Centers and their policy/payment environments are on a diverse continuum of pursuing these new payment models. This resource set follows that continuum. Health Centers that are relatively new to value based payment require a strong foundation and vocabulary for discussing strategies with their boards, staff, payers, and policy-makers. Health Centers also require an understanding of how they are affected by various payment models—particularly with regard to investments in health information technology.
Once Health Centers understand the basics, they need to engage payers and partners in conversations regarding collaboration and strategies. To do this, Health Centers often need to make a value proposition to these key collaborators.
Finally, as Health Centers nationwide increasingly pursue and participate in value based payment models, they need robust, data-driven tools to understand the potential impact of these payment methods. In addition, Health Centers need to learn from each other on how to overcome obstacles and innovate care.
Addressing these areas will be key to Health Centers’ success in these new models, which leverage Health Centers’ deep expertise in pursuing the Triple Aim.