Blue Cross MN CEO: Why COVID-19 may be making the case for value-based care

Via Fierce Healthcare

“COVID-19 is making the case for accelerating the move to more value-based models of care.”

“Hospitals’ financial struggles as they pause elective procedures during the pandemic highlight the weaknesses in a volume-based system, said Craig Samitt, M.D., CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.”

“A value-based approach more effectively positions providers to weather such changes, he told FierceHealthcare.”

See the four steps MAA board member Dr. Craig Samitt sees between today’s COVID-19-stressed system and value-based care.

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