Technology, Teamwork to Shape the Future

health careCooperation between administrators, employers, providers and participants has always been important, but the continued implementation of health care reform and an increased focus on cost and quality of care make it a must.

The federal government is promoting accountable care organizations (ACOs) as a way to encourage a shift from volume-based reimbursement to a model based on quality and efficiency. Unlike volume-based reimbursement, which has encouraged the provision of more care, prepayment or capitation can force providers to focus on the bigger picture of improving health in order to avoid costly future claims and unnecessary care. Continue reading