The healthcare industry is applauding a new group of U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers that plans to push federal policies on value-based care models and accompanying technologies — another step in the federal government's shift away from fee-for-service — but it is unclear what role the lawmakers will immediately play.
House lawmakers launch group to push value-based care policies
The Health Care Innovation Caucus, formed by Reps. Mike Kelly (R-Penn.), Ron Kind (D-Wis.), Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) and Ami Bera (D-Calif.), was announced Thursday to immediate applause from key healthcare groups.
American Hospital Association President and CEO Rick Pollack emphasized how hospitals are already adopting accountable care organization models and bundled payments.
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