December 16, 2022
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts announced new value-based agreements with the state’s largest health systems to link financial incentives to equity improvements. Collectively, the four health systems – Steward Healthcare Network, Beth Israel Lahey Health, Mass General Brigham, and Boston Accountable Care Organization (part of Boston Medical Center) – care for more than half a million Blue Cross members. The new contracts will focus on measuring and rewarding equity improvements in several areas including colorectal cancer screenings, blood pressure control, and diabetes care. Additional categories will be added as the payment model evolves. (Press release here)