NAVIGATING AN UNCERTAIN AND
EVOLVING CARE DELIVERY LANDSCAPE
Healthcare markets are in flux. Providers are assuming increased financial responsibility for managing the health of defined populations; emphasizing outcomes improvement and patient experience while lowering the total cost of care. While this shift to accountability has surely begun, the transformation is far from complete. The majority of providers are not yet managing significant populations at risk, and most will continue to deliver care under mixed payment models for the foreseeable future.
Each journey toward risk reimbursement is unique. Providers’ market contexts and starting points vary and their ultimate destinations – a mix of volume and value based contracts – will be steered by the needs of the market and their ability to accept accountability, and risk, for a population’s healthcare expense.