It’s value-based, data-driven, patient-centered care that rewards quality over quantity
Accountable care is a concept for organizing and delivering health care that strives for:
Better care and incentive alignment to outcomes
Increased proactive, preventative health care
Access to the right care and a better, more effective patient experience
In accountable care, collaboration is key:
Clinicians share information across the continuum to coordinate care, apply evidence-based medicine and manage patient populations
Providers and payers collaborate to align incentives with mutual goals and — depending on the provider organization’s desired business model — establish gain-sharing and risk-sharing agreements
Patients take a more active role collaborating with their care team How does accountable care differ from managed care?
Why should accountable care models succeed in transforming health care where managed care models did not? A few key characteristics of accountable care — and the current health care environment — make all the difference.
Accountable care is doctor-driven.
Under accountable care, patients have more choices about where and how to seek care, and providers are empowered to work as a team.
Accountable care is data-driven and patient-centered.
At the height of managed care, patient information and related data were not available to the extent they are today. Technology has since evolved to make the aggregation, exchange and analysis of patient data possible.
We’re more motivated.
Few Americans would deny that the health care system needs to change and that health care costs could cripple our economic future. Provider livelihood is at stake. Payers understand that simply raising premiums is not the answer. With consumers paying a growing portion of health care costs, they also are incented to seek more efficient care and prevent illness.
We’re all on the same team.
Payers and providers agree that high-quality health care is more cost-effective. We’re ready to work together and share risk.
We put patients first.
We’re creating a better patient experience through a more coordinated practice of medicine, working together to create tools that enable providers to more fully engage with patents.
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"Regardless of where an organization is in its readiness, striving for better quality and better outcomes at lower cost is the right thing to do. We all deserve a better (and more accountable) health care system."
- Charles Kennedy, M.D., CEO, Accountable Care Solutions