- Complexity of quality measures and doctors’ lack of access to patient data at the point of care are slowing the healthcare industry’s shift to value-based care, a new study concluded.
- The study, commissioned by Quest Diagnostics and Inovalon, shows doctors and insurance executives have very different beliefs about the benefits and barriers to value-based care.
- Regina Corso Consulting conducted the online survey of 300 physicians and 150 health plan executives across the U.S.
According to the survey, 74% of doctors and health plans executives said quality measures are too complex, making them hard for physicians to achieve, while 65% of physicians said they lacked important information about their patients.
In addition, 64% of providers and payers said doctors don’t have the necessary tools to succeed in a value-based care model. And 85% of doctors said they would likely or very likely use a tool that provides real-time, on-demand patient-specific data to identify gaps in quality, risk and utilization.
While the majority of respondents agreed that quality measures help to improve patient care, just over half — 54% — said physicians know which quality measures apply to individual patients under relevant value-based care models.
When it came to perceptions of value-based care, 57% of payers said the U.S. healthcare systems should be value-based, rather than fee-for-service, versus 33% of physicians.
"[This study] reveals that complexity and incomplete access to patient information may be greater obstacles to adoption than previously realized.” Harvey Kaufman, senior medical director at Quest, said in a release.