The HCPlan is moving forward

Earlier this year, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (HCPlan) had been formed to achieve better health care, smarter spending and healthier people. Through the HCPlan, HHS will work with the private, public, and nonprofit sectors of health care to transform the health care system and “emphasize value over volume.”

To help direct the work of the HCPlan, HHS (working with a contractor) created the Guiding Committee. The committee is made up of 24 leaders in the field representing health plans, purchasers/employers, providers, consumers/patients, and state, regional and federal representatives.

The Guiding Committee will start by identifying priorities of the HCPlan by assisting with objectives achievable in the next year and outlining a strategy for aligning members and accomplishing the network’s goals.

The goals of the HCPlan include:

  • To serve as a convening body to facilitate joint implementation of new models of payment and care delivery.
  • To identify areas of agreement around movement toward alternative payment models and how best to analyze data and report on these new payment models.
  • Collaborating to generate evidence, share approaches and remove barriers.
  • Developing common approaches to core issues such as beneficiary attribution, financial models, benchmarking, quality and performance measurement, risk adjustment and other topics raised for discussions.
  • Creating implementation guides for payers, purchasers, providers and consumers.

If you would like more information or wish to participate in the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network, registration is now open.

Registered organizations will be made public.