The Health Care Transformation Task Force penned a letter to the Trump administration on December 6 calling for a continued effort to move toward value-based care and away from fee-for-service models.
The task force is made up of 43 member organizations, including Aetna and Blue Shield of California, along with other organizations of patients, providers, payers and purchasers.
The letter focuses on the support that has been given to health care payment innovation in the past, and urges President-Elect Donald Trump and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence to continue building upon the innovations already made within the industry.
The authors wrote:
The next four years will be a critical time for industry and consumers, working with the new Administration and Congress, to achieve the benefits of a competitive health care system that provides lower cost, high quality, and a better patient experience … Overall, value-based payment systems hold the promise of improving quality and reducing cost, while also efficiently managing the burdens these systems place on physicians and other providers so that they can focus on patient care.