MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Barbara L. McAneny MD, CEO
New Mexico Oncology Hematology Consultants, Ltd.
Albuquerque, NM 87109
MedicalResearch.com: What is the meant by value-based care?
Response: There are a lot of people using this term to mean a variety of things, confusion is not surprising. Generally it means a move to pay more for better patient outcomes and less for worse patient outcomes. Currently in our Fee for Service system, there are a lot of services for which there are no fees. That deficiency keeps physicians from looking at non face-to-face delivery methods or the use of other health professionals to augment the care they give, because we can’t afford to give services that we aren’t paid to give.