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Value-based Payment

Paying for Value in Health Care

Paying for value is a primary strategy for achieving the Oregon Health Authority’s triple aim of better health, better care and lower costs for all Oregonians. Meeting this goal will require shifting health care reimbursement strategies away from a system that pays for volume of services to one that rewards quality and outcomes.

The health authority is engaged in significant value-based payment (VBP) work across the agency. The Transformation Center serves as a focal point for this work, both internally and with Oregon’s coordinated care organizations.

Current work

Here are details about some of the Transformation Center’s VBP work currently underway.

Primary Care Payment Reform Collaborative

As initiated through Senate Bill 231, the Transformation Center coordinates a Primary Care Payment Reform Collaborative. This collaborative convenes payers to share best practices on primary care value-based payment methods and aligning initiatives.

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+)

Following Oregon’s selection as a CPC+ region, the center began supporting the Medicaid fee-for-service CPC+ implementation. CPC+ is a regionally based, multi-payer advanced medical home model offering an innovative payment structure to improve health care quality and delivery. It is a five-year federal program that began in January 2017 and will bring significant Medicare dollars to Oregon.


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