Placing greater emphasis on value is proving successful for everyone who touches the health care system and all types of plan sponsors, from private employers to state and federal programs. That’s because Value-based Care models focus on quality and using incentives to reward better health, better care and lower costs. This continues to drive important improvements in how payers and care providers work together to support people’s care.
Value-based Care models focus on quality and using incentives to reward better health, better care and lower costs.
We released a comprehensive report detailing how our shift to a value-based health care system is encouraging better health and creating more consistency in the quality of care delivered. The report looks across our broad portfolio of Value-based Care programs and includes every population served by UnitedHealthcare; employer-sponsored and individual, Medicare and Medicaid.
How Value-based Care is Different:
Historically, the health care system has been organized around treating the sick and paying for volume, not value. But today health care is shifting to a model that emphasizes the importance of keeping people healthy and rewards physicians for coordinating care.
Working with Medicaid care providers in Value-based Care programs is an integral part of this, and better care provider relationships have already begun to help us drive better quality care and better value for our Medicaid members and state partners.