The Future of Accountable Care
The pressure on health care providers has been steadily increasing for years. More and more, hospitals are forced to take downside risk on their patients through value-based purchasing and mandatory bundled payments.
Hospitals and physicians who do not take risk will get paid less than those who do, and this gap will only widen over time. If health systems want to remain viable, they will have to take control over delivery system reform, collaborate to receive the benefits of scale, and become population health experts – including prevention, wellness, chronic care management, and HCC coding.