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3 surgeons’ predictions about value-based care, including how curbing costs could deny patients access

By Admin | October 18, 2021

Some spine surgeons say value-based care will grow with increased specialization of care delivery. Others argue value-based care poses conflicts for some patients and physicians.

Here are three surgeons’ predictions about the future of value-based care.

Note: Responses were edited for style.

Question: What does the future of value-based care look like?

Kern Singh, MD. Rush University Medical Center (Chicago): Lower back pain, most commonly arising from degenerative conditions, accounts for most years lived with disability worldwide, with direct annual costs in the United States for dealing with degenerative spinal pathology estimated to lie anywhere between $80 billion and $100 billion. As such, spine c are is at the epicenter of the national trend to decrease healthcare costs, and providers of spine care are under increasing pressure to adapt to a value-based healthcare system.

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For more info please read, 3 surgeons’ predictions about value-based care, by Becker's Spine Review

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