Recognizing and Seizing the Opportunities That Value-Based Payment Models Offer Behavioral Health Care
The rapid rise of value-based payment (VBP) models presents both new opportunities and challenges for behavioral health providers, especially in health systems that serve low-income and marginalized communities. This column discusses the experience of a community health care system as an early adopter of VBP in order to demonstrate both the constraints and possibilities health systems face when implementing VBP models. This example and the lessons drawn from it can assist other health systems seeking to implement these models.
Hyatt, A. S., Tepper, M. C., & O'Brien, C. J. (2021). Recognizing and Seizing the Opportunities That Value-Based Payment Models Offer Behavioral Health Care. Psychiatr Serv, 72(6), 732-735. doi:10.1176/appi.ps.202000044