Value-Based Care News Digest - March 2020

March 19, 2020

Every month, Evolent Health rounds up some of the latest value-based care news from the previous month spanning policy, research, innovations, payers and providers. 

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Last Month's Top Theme  

National and regional payers are increasing their focus on value-based care in 2020, expanding existing partnerships and launching innovative new programs.


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  • The Supreme Court announced that it will review the latest challenge to the ACA, with oral arguments likely to occur in October or November 2020 and a decision expected no earlier than March 2021. In 2018, a federal district judge in Texas held that because Congress eliminated the individual mandate penalty in 2017, the individual mandate was unconstitutional and not severable from the rest of the law, rendering the entire ACA unconstitutional. A federal appeals court affirmed the district court’s decision that the individual mandate was unconstitutional but remanded the case to the district court with instructions to reconsider which parts of the ACA could still stand. The Supreme Court in January rejected a request from the Democratic-led states defending the ACA to review the case on an expedited timeline, which would have likely led to a ruling before the 2020 election. The Supreme Court's decision ensures that the ACA and its key provisions—including protections for people with preexisting conditions—will remain front and center through the 2020 election.



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