Care Continuum Alliance Releases Value-Based Addendums to Outcomes Guidelines
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Care Continuum Alliance today released three addendums to its Outcomes Guidelines Report that illustrate how the guidelines' evidence-based program measures can support a value-based benefits design framework developed by the Center for Health Value Innovation (CHVI).
The addendums build on work started in 2010 to combine the Care Continuum Alliance's structure for measuring outcomes in population health management with the CHVI's framework for "Outcomes-Based Contracting." At the Care Continuum Alliance's 2010 annual meeting, The Forum 10, the groups presented the concept during a joint educational session.
Each of the addendums released today includes a matrix that provides guidance on data and outcomes measures, incentive "levers" and delivery methods for three value-based design approaches: waste reduction, risk reduction and performance and productivity improvement. The addendums also include case studies keyed to each of the value-based design levels to demonstrate the various approaches in practice.
"Our collaboration with CHVI is a valuable extension of our Outcomes Guidelines work and these new documents show the synergy between our approaches to improving care quality and value," says Jeanette May, PhD, MPH, Care Continuum Alliance research and quality vice president.
"The Care Continuum Alliance has repeatedly published the evidence of coordinated care management for better outcomes. Linking this with the work of our CHVI has been a joy, as it shows the alignment of incentives for better outcomes through engagement, accountable care and predictable cost trends," says CHVI President and Co-Founder Cyndy Nayer, MA.
The Care Continuum Alliance last year produced a fifth volume of its landmark Outcomes Guidelines Report, an industry consensus, evidence-based approach to measuring clinical and financial outcomes in wellness and chronic care programs. The guidelines and new addendums are available as free downloads from the Care Continuum Alliance at http://www.carecontinuum.org/OGR5_user_agreement.asp.
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