SCOTUS Pick Threatens Value-based Care

September 30, 2020

The Senate is moving quickly to confirm a conservative replacement for the Supreme Court in the next month, leaving the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in peril. It remains to be seen whether certain parts of the ACA—primarily those that spurred a shift to value-based care—could survive a constitutional challenge in the coming month. Furthermore, it is unknown if the court will get rid of the entire law or just the pieces tied to the individual mandate, such as protections for preexisting condition and tax credits.

“It would be a travesty to have the courts throw out bipartisan efforts to move to value-based payments,” Clif Gaus, CEO of the National Association of ACOs, said in a statement to Fierce Healthcare. “Those efforts are far removed from the legal arguments before the Supreme Court.” Read more here.

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