Physician perspective

How does your experience in value-based care differ from a non-value-based (fee-for-service) model?

“With a fee-for-service model, physicians often feel professionally unsatisfied, citing inadequate time to actually care for their patients. Physician reimbursement in the FFS model is often production-based, thus incentivizing volume rather than value (quality and service). This may lead to taking care of the administrative aspect of practice occurring ‘after hours,’ which begins to encroach on personal time and affecting work-life balance.”
Dr. Greg Johnson
Chief Clinical Integration Officer Parkview Health Fort Wayne, Indiana
“Value-based care has led to SoFHA’s investment in our Quality Improvement Team, which includes care coordinators, social workers and clinical pharmacists. This allows me to practice at a higher level and meet more of my patients’ needs. We will never go back to where we were. We have embraced a team approach to care and not an individual provider. The paradigm change of the provider becoming accountable for patient care has resulted in improved systems and resources to help patients.”
Dr. David Moulton
State of Franklin Healthcare Associates (SoFA) Johnson City, Tennessee
“Value-based care allows us as an organization to align the interests of the patient, physician and the healthcare system by rewarding improved patient care and outcomes that fee-for-service medicine cannot.”
Dr. Larry Blosser
Chief Medical Officer Central Ohio Primary Care Westerville, Ohio