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How Value-based Care is Improving Health and Quality

Care providers and payers are forming new types of relationships – and realizing greater interdependence – as health care becomes oriented around value and patient outcomes, rather than volume and transactions.

 

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UnitedHealthcare’s focus on Value-based Care, a model based on achieving specific, agreed upon measures (both health and financial) that are tied directly to helping people live healthier lives, demonstrates our commitment to each person as an individual, with compassion, to support their unique care needs. It’s part of the vital social role that we play to support better health and better care, at a lower cost.

 

Part of that effort involves reshaping the way we work with and reward our care providers. Value-based care creates a more financially sustainable health care system because the focus is on total cost of care, which creates accountability across the entire health care system with every health professional and facility supporting a person’s care and points us to the best action to take at the patient and physician level. And when it all comes together, we can improve the health of the people we serve.

 

We believe that by working together – and putting the patient at the center of everything we do – we can help answer one of the most important questions of our time: how do we -- as a company, and a country -- best deliver, manage, and pay for health care?