Extending VBP Models Into Medicaid Drug Purchasing: Challenges And Opportunities

By: Alexander Dworkowitz | Anthony J. Fiori | Deborah Bachrach
– Health Affairs

"Over the past decade, both public and private payers have increasingly sought to develop payment policies that emphasize the value of the services provided instead of the quantity. These value-based purchasing (VBP) strategies tie payment to metrics of cost-effective care. State Medicaid agencies are deploying VBP in both their fee-for-service and managed care programs as part of an overarching strategy to leverage their purchasing power to reduce costs and improve quality."

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