3 C’s to Jumpstart Value-Based Care Programs

Success when it comes to value-based care initiatives does not occur by chance. It takes commitment to engage patients to take advantage of preventative services, capture the attention of providers, and reduce costs. Implementing this kind of care requires cultural alignment, shared risk and rewards, the right infrastructure, and the right resources to deliver.  So, where do we start? Besides having an excellent team, our clients’ value-based care success often involves three “C” qualities throughout the implementation and deployment of their initiatives: communication, coordination, and common goals.  Communication  We have discussed the importance of being on the same page and maintaining …

OIG Series Strategy 2: Engaging Beneficiaries

For new readers, my colleagues and I are breaking down the main strategies detailed in the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) latest report on common traits of successful ACOs. Part one discussed concepts about engaging physicians with value-based care insights, and how neglecting these approaches can have a dramatically positive or highly adverse impact on results. While physician alignment is vital, convincing patients to act on information is the real objective of any interaction or campaign. Today, we are talking about two key patient engagement strategies that the twenty surveyed ACOs use to address care gaps and encourage their patients to make better lifestyle choices. …