The cost of health care has led policy makers to rethink how
care is delivered and providers are paid. Fee-for-service payments are likely
to continue their decline as we transition towards a value driven health care
system that incentivizes high quality and cost effective patient care.
Infectious Diseases (ID) physicians are not immune to these changes. However,
the challenges that come from value-based payments also bring new opportunities
for ID physicians to demonstrate their value to the system in preventing
unnecessary complications and their associated costs. The following resources
provide information about new payment and delivery models and tools to assist
ID physicians in making the value case.