Population Health Management; A Strategy and Delivery Model

It’s clear that healthcare reform, population health management and  value-based payment trends are leading payors, hospitals, health systems and medical groups to consider new delivery models and strategies to enhance their capabilities in providing value-based care, reducing cost  and improving quality and efficiency.

CMS and payors are looking to accelerate the transition from volume to value and population health through targeted incentives. Going forward, healthcare leaders need to understand population health management concepts and should pay close attention to evolving federal and commercial payment structures so they can position their organizations for financial success in the new value-based world.

A refined and comprehensive population health management strategy can advance important goals for an anesthesia group and their affiliated health care organization:

  • Enhancement of quality of care and improvement of patient outcomes;
  • Promotion of safe medical practices;
  • Sharing of best clinical practices;
  • Increased efficiency in care delivery;
  • Facilitation of appropriate utilization of services; and
  • Alignment of financial incentives.

Mastering these population health concepts will be a must for anesthesia groups that want to stay in sync with their hospital administrators, who are looking to position their organizations for success in this new value-based world.

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