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Moving to value-based care (VBC)

Read Humana’s 2021 Value-based Care Report to learn how value-based care helps strengthen the healthcare system through increased prevention efforts, improved outcomes and an enhanced patient experience.

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Why value-based care works

Value-based care focuses on collaboration and coordination to benefit healthcare providers and their patients. In addition to streamlining processes, a value-based care model contributes to building a more flexible healthcare system. Read more about value-based care in the Humana Value-based Care Report.

Infographic with text depicting the significant member growth of value-based care physicians from 2016 through 2020.
Value-based care physicians have seen significant member growth year over year. 1,016,913 value-based individual members were gained between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Benefits of a value-based healthcare practice

Better patient engagement

According to Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS), value-based providers conducted 8–20% more screenings throughout 2020.1

Higher patient satisfaction

Humana individual Medicare Advantage members put more trust in value-based physicians, ranking them 10% higher in patient satisfaction, according to internal surveys.2

Agile care model

At the height of COVID-19 disruptions, healthcare providers in value-based agreements reported being able to pivot quickly because of their focus on patient outcomes rather than on volume of services.3

Real-time patient data

Humana contracted value-based physicians use intelligence to proactively address patient needs within the native electronic health record (EHR) workflows, closing gaps and helping patients stay on track with their health.4

Learn more at an upcoming event

Our physician leaders exhibit at conferences across the country and host speaking engagements about value-based care and population health. Join us at one of the following conferences:

  • American Medical Group Association (AMGA)
    March 9–12, 2022
    Las Vegas
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
    June 26–29, 2022
  • American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Family Medicine Experience
    Sept. 20–24, 2022
    Washington, D.C.
  • Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
    Oct. 9–12, 2022


  1. “Value-Based Care Report,” Humana, last accessed November 4, 2021,
  2. “Value-Based Care Report.”
  3. “Value-Based Care Report.”
  4. “athenahealth and Humana Collaborate to Improve Healthcare Outcomes for its Members,” athenahealth, last accessed October 21, 2021,

Take the next step toward value-based care

Read our VBC report

See prevention, outcomes and utilization, costs and payments data for physicians in value-based agreements.

Connect with colleagues

Explore value-based care with a representative in your area and learn how to get started.

Explore VBC payment models

See how our value-based continuum helps healthcare providers at all levels.