This year’s survey has been developed to include both Value-Based (Insurance) Design (VBD) and Outcomes Based Contracting (OBC) questions. The survey was conducted in the summer and fall of 2012, with the data being analyzed in the fourth quarter of 2012. A total of 78 organizations participated and completed the survey, which includes publicly traded (22.1%) and privately held (42.9%) companies, profit oriented and non-profit (23.4%) organizations and governmentals (10.4%). Unlike previous years, there were no Taft-Hartley organizations that participated or completed this year’s survey.
In a year of health reform uncertainty, the Center expands our mission of innovation and implementation guidance. For 5 years we have been surveying employers, consultants and health plans to track the trends in value-based designs, adding to the shared intelligence that moves organizations and communities toward better health. This year we are expanding our focus on outcomes-based contracting as bundling and performance reimbursements take hold.
Our survey explores various insurance plan designs and delivery system reimbursements, plus the incentives and disincentives for patients and providers. Your successes, challenges, and experiences will help drive the new wave of innovation for improved health and economic outcomes.