The quality and the value of the health care you receive is important to the leaders and members of the Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network (HCPLAN). As one of the many partners in this collaboration, CMS is working to transform the Nation’s health care by developing and using innovative solutions, sharing lessons learned, and conducting progress checks to inform future improvements. The following information is intended to provide you with an overview of this work and why it is important to you. This page will continue to grow as we find more information that will be helpful as you navigate your own health care needs.

Why Is This Important to Me?

Read this story by Sinsi Hernández-Cancio, a leading health care reform advocate, vice president for health justice at the National Partnership for Women & Families, and a member of the HCPLAN Health Equity Advisory Team (HEAT), as she tells her own experience as a patient during a difficult time.

What Is Value-Based Care? 

View these links below to gain a better understanding of value-based care and what it means to you.

Supporting Organizations of Value-Based Care 

What Are Accountable Care Organizations?