Patients and Payment Reforms: Role of Patient-Reported Outcomes in Paying for Value Evolution

Policymakers continue the quest for payment reforms that will transition our healthcare system to one that promotes value over volume.  As the recipients of healthcare, patients play a critical role in evaluating the quality of care delivered and outcomes achieved.  After all, delivering patient-centered care requires understanding and meeting the needs of the patient.

Pursuit of value-based payments, enhancing Accountable Care Organizations, Sustained Growth Rate (SGR) repeal proposals, and many other payment reform efforts hinge on the ability to measure the quality of care delivered to assure cost-containment does not reduce quality of care for patients.  But are current measurement systems sufficiently capturing patient goals, experiences and outcomes?  According to a new analysis by respected research firm, Avalere, the answer is clearly “no.” In fact, significant gaps exist hindering our ability to measure and utilize patient-reported outcomes.

Join us to explore the challenges we face as revealed in “A Multi-Stakeholder Vision for Patient-Centered Measurement in New Payment and Delivery Models“ through a lively panel discussion moderated by PFCD Chair Ken Thorpe.  Panelists will discuss the importance of patient-reported outcomes and examine ways to advance quality improvement, patient experiences, and payment reforms.


  • Josh Seidman, Vice President, Center for Payment and Delivery Innovation, Avalere Health
  • Margaret O’Kane, President, National Committee for Quality Assurance
  • Marc Boutin, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, National Health Council


Friday, March 6, 2015
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Rayburn House Office Building
Room B-354
Washington, D.C.


A Multi-Stakeholder Vision for Patient-Centered Measurement in New Payment and Delivery Models

The Future of Performance Measurement

Putting Patients First