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How executives think value-based contracts will impact finances — 5 statistics

As commercial payers and CMS increasingly tie payments to performance, healthcare executives are less worried about value-based contracts than they were two years ago, a KPMG poll reported by HealthLeaders found.

The 2018 data covers includes from 221 healthcare finance professionals, and the 2016 data includes responses from 142 healthcare finance professionals.

Here are five statistics:

1. In 2018, 6 percent of respondents were worried value-based contracts could drop operating income by as much as 50 percent. In 2016, 21 percent of respondents had the same concern.

2. In 2018, 13 percent of respondents thought the contracts could cause a modest drop in operating income, compared to 25 percent with that opinion in 2016.

3. Twenty-five percent of 2018 respondents thought participating in value-based contracts could improve operating income by 1 percent to 10 percent. Only 13 percent saw the possibility for modest improvement through the contracts in 2016.

4. In 2018, 13 percent of respondents said value-based contracts could result in a significant improvement to operating income, compared to 6 percent in 2016.

5. Still, 23 percent of respondents aren't participating in value-based contracts. Ten percent said more than half of their contracts included value-based payment models.

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