Examining the Effects of Value-based Physician Payment Models

Healthcare provider remuneration mechanisms are one of the key policy levers that decision-makers can harness to influence health-system performance. While value-based payment models have been proposed as a mechanism to address changing population needs and health-system priorities, little is known about the effects of these types of payment approaches. The rapid synthesis seeks to address this by:

  1. identifying what value-based physician payment models have been used in primary care and specialty care in two Canadian provinces (Alberta and Ontario) and select comparator countries; and
  2. describing the effects of value-based bundled payment models, and stakeholders’ views and experiences with them.