What They’re Watching: David Muhlestein, PhD, Health Management Associates – State of Reform


David Mühlestein, PhD, JD, is director of research and innovation at Health Management Associates, where he leads the firm’s strategic planning and innovation in healthcare payment and delivery reform. In this “What They’re Watching” video from the 2022 Florida State of Reform Health Policy Conference, Muhlestein discusses the challenges, opportunities, and outlook for healthcare organizations moving away from fee-for-service business models to adopting value-based care (VBC ).

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Although the pandemic has caused some organizations to delay switching to VBC, Muhlestein says this model ultimately benefits patients in the long run.

“True prospective value-based payments were really good for people during COVID. If you were already under these models, you were better off. This will be an opportunity for people to say, “We learned a lot during COVID. As we start thinking about what’s next, let’s get back to value-based care and double that down. »


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