07 May Details to consider in achieving a higher value in value-based care
Value-based care is a form of reimbursement that attaches payments to the quality of care rather than the number of procedures and tests or an annual fee schedule. In value-based care system, the providers are rewarded for both efficiency and effectiveness.
So how do we deliver a higher value?
Healthcare organizations must have systems and procedures in place to analyze their quality and financial performance. All this needs to happen in real time so that they can manage risk successfully.
Based on the report from Healthcare Finance:
There are plenty of opportunities to trim waste in America's $3.4 trillion healthcare system. Some experts estimate that at least $200 billion is wasted annually on excessive testing and treatment. This overly aggressive care also can harm patients, generating mistakes and injuries that are believed to cause 30,000 deaths each year.
In a fast-changing healthcare environment leaders must stay ahead of emerging competition like CVS MinuteClinics, telemedicine and virtual and often offshore healthcare solutions. It takes a great leadership team willing to adapt and embrace the need to change in order to survive.
4. Bundled Payments
Based on Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services The Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative is comprised of four broadly defined models of care, which link payments for the multiple services beneficiaries receive during an episode of care. These models may lead to higher quality and more coordinated care at a lower cost to Medicare.
4. Overall Quality Improvements
Healthcare systems and hospitals must address these critical issues: patient discharge delays, care variation, avoidable medical errors and communication breakdowns between providers. These issues cost hospitals, patients, and families more than only money. It takes a dedicated team to make real improvement stick, especially in a larger system.
It will not happen overnight, but hospitals can improve the quality of care at a lower cost by considering these elements.
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