Financial risk enablement

It is no longer a question of “if” the system will change, but rather how quickly it will be radically transformed.

Preparing your organization to assume risk

As the transformation of America’s health care industry picks up speed, providers  are seeking a controlled shift from one model that pays for treating symptoms to another model that rewards quality outcomes. Navigating that transition requires forging policies and partnerships that will enable providers to take on new risk as well as manage it over the long term. As you guide your organization from a volume- to value-based model, Optum™ is here to help.

The health care risk challenge

The trendline is clear. Employers, health plans and consumers are all changing their behaviors to distribute risk and demand quality. In response, providers need to be ready to keep costs down, deliver predictable improvements and respond to price-conscious consumers.

The risk-bearing organizational model

The shift to value-driven health care begins with leadership. This pathway will guide the development of new payment contracts and build integrated networks of providers that can successfully meet the needs of your populations. By aligning your organization’s operations, personnel, services and technology to ensure smooth collaboration and first-rate care, you can prepare to share the risks, responsibilities and rewards of keeping patients healthy.

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In the meantime, please enjoy reading our infographic, Health Care Risk Challenge.