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Anthem nearing 60% value-based spending: 3 key notes

Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish said the payer is approaching 60 percent value-based care spending, Forbes reports.

Here's what you should know.

1. As payers and physicians move away from fee-for-service, Anthem's Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans have adopted a 58 percent value-based reimbursement structure total spending rate.

2. than 75 percent of Anthem's total spending is "represented" by a shared savings agreement, shared risk arrangements and population-based payment models," CEO Joseph Swedish said in an investor call, Forbes reports.

3. Former President Barack Obama attempted to move 50 percent of Medicare spending towards value-based reimbursement models by 2018. The Trump administration has value-based advocates in HHS Secretary Tom Price, MD, and CMS Administrator Seema Verma, but has not committed to the Obama administration's goal.

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