Politico Pro Highlights Wynne and Cowey’s Look at Sec Azar Priorities

“What’s Alex Azar’s plan on value-based care, exactly? The HHS secretary has given multiple speeches warning the health care industry that big changes are coming to their payments. But health care consultants Billy Wynne and Taylor Cowey look closer at Azar’s remarks and see some contradictions.

“Azar’s four-point plan for value-based care appears to be torn between radical transformation and a relaxation of demands on providers and other health care stakeholders,” Wynne and Cowey write at the California Health Care Foundation. They note that while Azar’s given lip service to the idea of shifting payments and rewarding quality, he’s been vague about how HHS plans to do it and which groups will bear the burden. More.”