How value-based care does (and doesn’t) improve health equity

Let’s face it: Value-based payment models are still a work in progress. How can we create value-based programs so that historically underserved populations, both rural and urban, can experience improved care outcomes? Dive into the topics of health equity, advanced payment model design and more with guest Dr. Amol Navathe, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medical ethics and health policy at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

“I think to truly make gains on equity, we can't make it an afterthought of how we design policy. In other words, what I think the typical approach has been, is to design a model, change a policy, and then to evaluate and monitor and say, ‘Well, how is this model affecting populations that are more underserved? What's happening to inequities and gaps and disparities?’ And if we do that, we're always going to be chasing our tail and unlikely to really proactively make progress against these social challenges that we have.”
— Amol Navathe, MD, PhD, assistant professor, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, Leonard Davis Institute


Podcast episode transcript (PDF, 148 KB)