The Future of Value-Based Care: 2021 and Beyond

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  • January 10, 2021

January 11, 2021 – The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted all corners of the health care system and its long-term impacts are not yet known. Despite the uncertainty, industry experts and policymakers agree that COVID-19 has only emphasized the need for significant payment and delivery transformation, showcasing the advantages of prospective, non-FFS-based alternative payment models (APMs), coupled with new regulatory flexibilities, technological innovations, and cultural shifts to fast-track adoption. 

Building on our recent year-end recap of 2020’s major developments in the world of value-based care, this brief considers how the shifting economic, political, and cultural forces will shape the value movement going forward, outlining expectations for various health care stakeholders, and highlighting value-based trends to watch in 2021.