HHS creates a payment reform Learning and Action Network to support value-based reforms
On March 25, 2015 President Barack Obama and HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews launched the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network with a live-streamed announcement.
In his remarks, the president highlighted Delaware Governor Jack Markell and that state’s commitment to move 80 percent of state health purchasing into value-based models.
The Network is a collaboration of states, providers, payers, consumer groups, and others to support quality improvement and payment models that reward value. The Network will serve as a convening body to support partnerships, identify areas of agreement, share resources and expertise, develop common approaches to core issues, and create implementation guides for payers, purchasers, providers, and consumers. All payers, providers, employers, states, consumer groups, individual consumers, and others are invited to participate.