Value-Based Payment Models May Shift The Primary Care Staffing Mix

As the primary care industry moves toward value-based payment (VBP), primary care practices participating in risk-based models will need additional staff who offer a richer skill mix. The additional skills include consumer education, care planning and coordination of care, as well as support for community services to meet needs of consumers with complex health and behavioral health conditions. Pharmacists, behavioral health professionals, nutritionists, and social workers may be needed to support community services. As a result, a practice participating in …

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October 2019 MRC2.CORP.X.03949