HEALTH CARE COSTS
Results reflect practices in value-based agreements with Humana and/or patients affiliated with those practices.
PHYSICIAN PAYMENT DISTRIBUTION
As primary care physicians (PCPs) grow their value-based care practice and expand their population health capabilities, it’s important to understand the distribution of payments to physicians and health care providers for delivering care. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), PCPs receive 6% of the total distribution of health care payments nationally.8
Humana’s distribution of overall payments to health care providers was higher for value-based PCPs in 2016.
7 Results were from a study of approximately 1.4 million Humana MA members affiliated with physicians in value-based agreements compared to 216,000 Humana MA members affiliated with physicians under standard MA settings.
8 AAFP (2017). Academy Presents Advanced APM for Primary Care. Advanced Primary Care: A Foundational Alternative Payment Model (APM) for Delivering Patient-Centered, Longitudinal, and Coordinated Care, 7.