The Biggest Barrier to Value-based Reimbursement

The biggest barrier to the healthcare industry's transition to value-based reimbursement is a solid understanding of what value really is, according to Matthew Zubiller, vice president and general manager for decision management at McKesson.

The biggest barrier to the healthcare industry’s transition to value-based reimbursement (VBR) is a solid understanding of what value really is, according to Matthew Zubiller, vice president and general manager for decision management at McKesson.

Although a shift to VBR is taking place, it is going to take time because the infrastructure to administer it doesn’t exist, he said at the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s national meeting at Las Vegas.

“On the provider side, those that are not today engaging in some kind of value-based reimbursement, that are stuck in a fee-for-service model, are not developing the chops that are need to be able to progress in that world,” he said.