What is Value-Based Care?

Value-Based Care (VBC) in the context of addiction treatment refers to a payment and service delivery model that prioritizes quality of care and patient outcomes over the volume of services provided. This approach incentivizes addiction treatment providers to focus on evidence-based practices and patient-centered outcomes, such as successful sustained recovery, rather than simply providing more services or treatments. VBC aims to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of addiction treatment, increase patient satisfaction, and reduce healthcare costs. In VBC models, treatment providers typically receive reimbursements based on the quality of care they provide, as determined by metrics such as patient satisfaction and sobriety rates, rather than on the number of services or treatments provided. The goal of VBC is to create a sustainable, patient-focused, and outcome-driven addiction treatment system.