How Doctors Lead in Creating Value-Based Health Care


Featuring Tim van Biesen and Josh Weisbrod, partners in Bain & Company’s Healthcare practice and coauthors of the Harvard Business Review article “Doctors Feel Excluded from Health Care Value Efforts”


Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | Noon - 1:00 PM US ET

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM US Central
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM GMT

What’s behind the notable slowdown in the adoption of value-based payment models? A key factor is the hesitancy of many physicians to embrace these models, which can translate into resistance and opposition.

Bain & Company research has found that:

  • Doctors want to see evidence that new care models actually improve clinical outcomes.
  • More than 70 percent of physicians prefer the fee-for-service model.
  • Many physicians don’t feel in a position to help rein in costs.
  • In many instances, physicians do not feel sufficiently engaged in making important decisions about cost control, performance improvement, and adoption of new reimbursement models.

In many organizations, physicians feel excluded from the decision-making process. They feel overruled and that change is being done to them, not with them.

On February 20, in an interactive Harvard Business Review webinar, Tim van Biesen and Josh Weisbrod will share insights from Bain & Company research on why so many physicians feel excluded from value-based efforts. They will describe mistakes health care organizations are making by not effectively engaging physicians in the change process, and they will discuss the business impact of excluding physicians. They will also share success stories—like where surgeons and procurement professionals are collaborating in purchasing medical equipment.

If your organization has decided to pursue value-base payment models but is experiencing challenges in adopting and implementing these models, join HBR and Bain & Company’s Tim van Biesen and Josh Weisbrod. You will come away with ideas on how to generate greater support for value-based care by working closely with physicians.


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