Type 2 Myocardial Infarction and Value-Based Programs: Cutting the Supply in the Absence of Demand

The passing of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 marked a shift in U.S. healthcare delivery from a β€œfee-for-service” model towards a β€œvalue-based payment” model. Several value-based programs were established linking Medicare payment to the quality of healthcare provided. In 2018, the Secretary of Health and Human Services announced plans to initiate a mandatory oncology bundled-payment model and two additional voluntary cardiology models. Thus, it appears value-based programs will persevere and indeed expand under the Republican Administration.

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