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The Washington Health Alliance And Bree Collaborative Partner In Effort To Increase Value-Based Care


SEATTLE, Jan. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Washington Health Alliance (Alliance) and Dr. Robert Bree Collaborative (Bree) at the Foundation for Health Care Quality are teaming up to encourage everyone in Washington state's health care system to make a commitment in 2021 to increase the adoption of value-based payment models. National, regional, and local health care leaders discussed the urgent need to move from fee-for-service to aligning payments with quality at a recent virtual summit organized by the Bree and the Alliance, sponsored by Cambia Grove.

In terms of adopting value-based payment mechanisms, the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) is considered a national model, as it is on track to reach its target of 90% value-based payments in 2021. HCA Executive Director Sue Birch says the plan by 2025 is to shift from paying for volume to paying for health and value outcomes, such as higher quality services, lower costs, greater health equity, improved access, and better patient and provider experience. "Quite frankly, if we could just get all of the unevenness out of the systems that we are all responsible for, we could make extraordinary successes," said Birch.  

Working collectively is critical in order to fundamentally shift the way health care is delivered in the state, according to Chair of the Bree, Dr. Hugh Straley. Straley says "there are many levers for change that are within reach" and he describes the unified call to action as asking for alignment and collaboration across all four stakeholders in the health care system, providers, payers, plans, and patients. Straley illustrated the types of change that can be adopted now:

Acknowledging that consumers are also an important part of the health care marketplace, Alliance Executive Director Nancy Giunto recognized that "everyone contributes to health care affordability in our country and everyone has an important role to play in making health care what we want it to be." Giunto urged participation by all Washingtonians to help fix the problems, "for the patients and advocates that are not as adept at navigating this complex and confusing world of decision-making in health care that we've all created."

To support the effort, the Bree and the Alliance are asking organizations to take steps that they are not taking today or furthering the work they already started to increase value-based care. "If we all pledge to take action, there is nothing holding us back from making health and health care in Washington state a model for the country," urged Dr. Straley. To assist organizations in their efforts, the Bree and the Alliance are sponsoring a year-long series of webinars, "A Framework for Action to Drive Health Care Value." The first webinar, From impossible to Implementation: Mobilizing Collective Action Around Social Determinants of Health will be held on January 21st at 11 am PST. Programs later in the year include strategies for how health care purchasers, providers, and plans can align payments to providers to support evidence-based care, simplifying quality measurements, and coordinating data systems.

About the Dr. Robert Bree Collaborative

The Dr. Robert Bree Collaborative (Bree) was established by the Washington State Legislature in 2011 so that public and private health care stakeholders would have the opportunity to identify specific ways to improve health care quality, outcomes, affordability, and equity in Washington state. Stakeholders appointed by the Governor represent state public health care purchasers, private health care purchasers (employers and union trusts), health plans, physicians and other health care providers, hospitals, and quality improvement organizations. The Bree works collaboratively to identify and promote strategies that improve patient health outcomes, health care service quality, and affordability.

About the Washington Health Alliance

The Washington Health Alliance (Alliance) is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization with more than 185 member organizations working collaboratively to transform Washington state's health care system for the better. The Alliance brings together organizations that share a commitment to improve our health care system by offering a forum for critical conversation and aligned efforts by health plans, employers, doctors, start-ups, consumers, and other health care partners. The Alliance believes strongly in transparency and offers trusted and credible reporting of progress on health care quality, value, price, and spending using its voluntary All Payer Claims Database.

Contact: Karen Johnson  

Contact: Ginny Weir                 

Phone: (816) 309-6472 

Phone: (206) 204-7377                             

Email: kjohnson@wahealthalliance.org             

Email: gweir@qualityhealth.org

SOURCE Washington Health Alliance


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