Is the VBC Experiment Working?
The panel, led by Annie Lamont, featured leaders from Town Hall Ventures, Russell Street Ventures, Morgan Health Ventures, and the former Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services. They discussed the history and evolution of value-based care (BBC) within the healthcare system, providing context and insights from their own experiences in various administrative positions. The panelists explored the challenges and opportunities associated with adopting BBC, as well as the need for consistent guidance for founders building businesses in this area. They noted that while significant progress has been made, there is still much to be done to ensure optimal outcomes for patients and the economy. Furthermore, they touched on the complexities of payment systems and the need for business models that can adapt to potential shifts in policies and regulations. Emphasis was also placed on the need for data collection and understanding to drive value-based care within commercial populations and the employer sector. An interesting point in the discussion was the potential impact of GLP-1 medications on weight loss strategies and related healthcare costs.