Special Report: Moving to a Value-Based Model of Health Care Delivery

Independent Health Special Report: A Catalyst for Change in Moving to a Value-Based Model of Health Care Delivery

For health care consumers and all stakeholders in the U.S. health care system, it’s a familiar refrain.

The cost of health care continues to climb at an alarming and unsustainable rate, while the quality of care and our population’s overall health remains low compared to other developed nations.

The current fee-for-service payment system, along with a lack of meaningful data on cost and quality, are major contributors to the challenges that continue to plague the U.S. health care system.

A new, alternative payment model known as value-based care has the potential to dramatically transform and improve health care delivery in our region and throughout the nation.

The special report discusses the concept of value-based care, the move toward value-based reimbursement models, and includes examples of how Independent Health has already implemented value-based payments with physicians here in Western New York.

Read the Special Report