Shifting to Value-Based Care
Clinical integration is a fundamental component of a transforming health care system. As health care in our country shifts from volume-based to value-based payments, success will come to those who offer superior service, access and quality. Health systems across the nation are implementing clinically integrated networks to respond to changing rules and incentives, many of which hold providers more accountable for quality care and outcomes. New payment models have become increasingly popular, or in some cases mandated by States and the Federal government, with the ultimate goal of promoting care coordination to improve quality outcomes while managing costs – creating value for patients, physicians, payers and the health system.