Despite progress, the transition from a care model based on volume (the number of services performed) to one based on value (the quality of care and patient outcomes achieved) has been rocky. Health plans are committed to value-based care (VBC) and risk sharing, but until now, it has been difficult to get a finger on the pulse of providers’ perceptions of this transition. Are health plans’ efforts to change the way that physicians deliver patient care working?


To shed light on these issues, ZS surveyed primary care physicians across the U.S. to find out what they know about VBC, what their drivers and barriers to VBC participation are, and what kind of support they want from health plans. Here’s how health plans can improve their relationships with providers, increase value-based care participation and improve patient care and cost trends.