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Final Announcement!
VBCExhibitHall has grown exponentially over the last year and are excited to announce we are also expanding our highly-esteemed VBCEH Advisory Board. We are seeking several new value-based care executives to join the AB membership. Participation is voluntary, but is a minimal time commitment and will provide some unique networking opportunities for those involved.

Please email Garrett Schmitt directly if interested:

New bipartisan legislation introduced in the House aims to reform Medicaid to enable the use of value-based purchasing agreements in Medicaid.
The Medicaid VBP Act, released Tuesday, aims to ensure new treatments such as gene therapies would be administered under Medicaid via a value-based agreement that reimburses drug makers based on the outcomes the drug provides.
“For too long, policy has not caught up with reality and it’s the patients who are suffering the consequences,” said Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Oklahoma, one of the chief sponsors of the legislation, in a statement.
Starting in January 2023, health care payment policy will take an important step toward health equity. Last month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new accountable care model that replaces the prior Directing Contracting models and incorporates changes to help organizations address equity and access through accountable care organization (ACO) participation. The forthcoming ACO Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health (REACH) model makes several foundational advances required for promoting equity through payment model design.
On February 24th, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revealed the highly-anticipated fate of the Innovation Center’s (CMMI) Direct Contracting model options, announcing a redesign of the Global Professional Direct Contracting (GPDC) Model and the permanent cancellation of the Geographic Direct Contracting (“Geo”) Model. The revamped and rebranded GPDC model—now called Accountable Care Organization Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health (ACO REACH)— aims to better reflect the agency’s vision and Administration’s priorities for system transformation.
Sponsored Webinars

Gamification for Value-Based Care: Behavioral Science Strategies for Healthcare Programs that Motivate Greater Patient Adherence
  • Topic: Using gamification as an effective tool for keeping patients engaged and active
Sponsored by: Calcium Health
April 19, 2022 | 1 PM EST


SDoH, Equity, Experience and the New CMS requirements - What ACOs need to know
  • Topic: The latest CMS requirements, SDoH information capture, and impact of equity
Sponsored by: mPulse Mobile

Check our our Webinar Archive to view past webinars on a variety of value-based care related topics!

Upcoming Conferences
Advancing Health Value Virtual Summit
May 5, 2022 | Virtual

America's Physician Groups (APG) Annual Conference 2022
June 1 - 3, 2022 | San Diego, CA

Virtual Value-Based Payment Summit
September 20 - 23, 2022
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The rebrand from the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative (ACLC) to
Institute for Advancing Health Value (IAHV) marks an evolution from a peer learning collaborative focused on accountable care to an Institute that is dedicated to leading the advancement of value and equity in health through education, collaboration, and workforce development. 

Educating and reskilling the workforce is central to the success of the value movement. The Institute is committed to advancing the knowledge and competency of the health industry, and our educational products, research, and peer learning collaborative accelerates industry readiness. We believe in the moral imperative for value-based care, and through our social impact, we are a force multiplier for population health and health equity.
-Eric Weaver, Executive Director, the Institute

Congratulations to IAHV for their rebranding and continued success!
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