Inflammatory Bowel Disease Shared Value Initiative, July 2022
As the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) continues to advance value-based payment (VBP) models to address quality and total cost of care in primary care and large-scale populations, many stakeholders are grappling with how to build VBP models for chronic specialty and subspecialty conditions for smaller populations, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Some believe that VBP models have the potential to improve patient and cost-related outcomes in IBD, and while some commercial payers and practice partners are experimenting with such models, most of these efforts remain nascent.
Beginning in 2021, Tapestry Networks engaged a diverse group of stakeholders—including payers, self-insured employers, gastroenterologists and clinical specialists, patient advocacy organizations, industry representatives, and others—in its IBD Shared Value Initiative to address the challenges and opportunities surrounding value-based care (VBC) and VBP models in IBD. The initiative culminated in the May 2021 Progress Summit. Following the summit, many stakeholders noted that establishing consensus-based principles for value in IBD could help guide those looking to pilot new approaches. Therefore, throughout 2021 and early 2022, Tapestry continued discussions with key stakeholders to consider what those principles might be. From this broader group, a small subset of payers and providers, chosen for their roles and leadership in care delivery and contracting, collaborated to draft a publication on the topic.
In June 2022, the draft framework publication was presented to the larger stakeholder group for further insights. Meeting participants also discussed considerations for practical implementation of the framework, including the incentives and resources necessary to advance the principles proposed in the draft. The meeting also provided a forum for candid discussion among stakeholders for continuous learning, and more such meetings may be convened in the future.
This Summary of Themes provides a brief overview of the key points discussed during the meeting.