Prescribing Payments for Value-Based Health Care

Value-based health care (VBHC) is high on the agenda for many health care payers, providers, and policymakers around the world. Health systems should seek to maximize the health outcomes they achieve for each dollar that is spent, to ensure sustainable and equitable use of health care resources to deliver better outcomes for patients, payers, and the health system as a whole. To achieve this, how can payment models be designed to effectively deliver VBHC?

This Perspective focuses on the element of payment reform as an essential pillar of VBHC transformation, and the three key steps to design the payment model.