How Does a Gastroenterologist Demonstrate Value?

  • Lawrence Kosinski
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      • How Does a Gastroenterologist Show Value?
        Clinical Gastroenterology and HepatologyVol. 13Issue 3
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          We read with pleasure the article “Strategic Update on Health Value” by Kosinski1 in the October issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. In today’s world of health care reform and the trend of accountable care organizations and shared saving contracts, we are in the midst of a seismic shift from the volume-based fee-for-service model to a value-based payment model of care.2,3 We were grateful to see Dr Kosinski address this critical transition in the context of gastroenterology. We agree with his observation that the global definition of “value = quality/cost” excludes direct measurement of health outcomes and therefore will not benefit this transition directly.
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