CMS’ Value-based Payment Modifier and Disparities
When risk adjustment is inadequate and incentives are weak, pay-for-performance programs, such as the Value-Based Payment Modifier (Value Modifier [VM]) implemented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, may contribute to health care disparities without improving performance on average. Are there performance differences between practices serving higher- and those serving lower-risk patients? In this presentation, Dr. Eric Roberts will discuss his research on this important topic.
Eric Roberts is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Dr. Roberts’ research examines policies surrounding the provision and financing of health care services, particularly in low-income populations. His research uses simulation and econometric methods for causal inference to inform policymakers about the public health and financial impacts of payment and delivery system innovations. One stream of work examines the implementation of alternative payment models (including value-based purchasing and global budgets), their impacts on care quality and utilization, and their financial implications for providers serving socially disadvantaged patients. A second stream of work examines complementarities between health insurance programs (e.g., Medicaid and Medicare) for high-cost and high-need populations. Dr. Roberts holds a PhD in Health Economics and Policy from Johns Hopkins University and was a postdoctoral fellow in Harvard Medical School’s Department of Health Care Policy from 2015-2017, prior to joining the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh.
This Webinar is a non-commercial presentation sponsored by ZurickDavis
Posted on Mar 20, 2018