Evaluating the Impact of Value-Based Purchasing: A Guide for Purchasers

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Evaluating the Impact of Value-Based Purchasing: A Guide for Purchasers

Description

This guide was developed to be an evaluation tool for purchasers, particularly employers, in assessing their value-based health care purchasing (VBP) activities. This guide has two primary objectives:

  • To encourage purchasers, and especially employers, to conduct formal evaluations of their VBP activities.
  • To facilitate that effort by presenting an evaluation process that purchasers can adopt and adapt to their projects.

This guide is organized into two parts. In the first part of the guide, readers will find the following:

  • A formal definition of VBP
  • A discussion of the goals of VBP
  • Examples of kinds of activities associated with VBP
  • A call for well-designed evaluations

The second part walks through the five major steps involved in evaluating VBP activities.

  • Step 1. Define your VBP activities and their goals
  • Step 2. Determine the necessity, appropriateness, and feasibility of an evaluation
  • Step 3. Choose a research design to assess the impact of VBP activities
  • Step 4. Implement the research
  • Step 5. Summarize the results and interpret implications for purchasing activities

Developer:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

History

Release Date: 2002
Original Summary: June 2006
Last Updated: 10/09/13

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