Kaiser, BCBS of North Carolina enlist in 40+-member Health Care Transformation Task Force

Health insurers Kaiser Permanente and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina are the latest members of the Health Care Transformation Task Force.

Formed in 2014, the HCTTF is a cohort of 40-plus healthcare payers, providers, purchasers and patient organizations tasked with aligning private and public U.S. healthcare operations. Notable participants include Ascension, Cleveland Clinic, Dignity Health, Aetna and Anthem.

The group committed to move 75 percent of each sector's operations to value-based payment agreements by 2020. Task force directors adjoin quarterly and manage six work groups that meet monthly to discuss healthcare consumerism and value-based payment strategies.

Kaiser, the nation's largest nonprofit health plan, enters the task force with 12 million-plus members across eight states and the District of Columbia. BCBSNC brings experience covering 4 million lives to the table.

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