Right now our healthcare system operates mostly as a “fee for service” system, meaning that providers are paid based on the volume of procedures performed or treatments provided, without taking into account whether those things actually improve the outcome for a patient.
Value-based care is the opposite—a system of medicine that focuses on the outcomes instead of the volume of care, ensuring patients get the highest quality care while also focusing on controlling the costs. This approach is designed around patients, with the goal of improving patient health while reducing healthcare costs. It’s about getting the right care, in the right place and at the right time.
Value-based care leads to better health outcomes because it encourages patients to play a more dynamic role in their healthcare and promotes preventive care. Data helps providers identify gaps in care like a missed follow-up appointment or screening.
Physicians are actively working to ensure you are receiving low-cost care without sacrificing quality. Data analytics and communication tools help providers navigate the best path for your situation so that you are getting the best value out of your healthcare dollar.
A lower cost of care doesn’t matter if you aren’t also receiving the best possible care. In a value-based care model, physicians are measured on the quality of care they provide and how well they coordinate and manage your care. It benefits you as a patient—and them as physicians—to provide the best patient care.
The United States spends up to three times as much on healthcare per capita as other nations with comparable incomes, but the U.S. still has a lower life expectancy, more chronic disease diagnoses and poorer health outcomes.1
The idea behind value-based care is simple: improve the quality of healthcare while simultaneously reducing costs. Healthcare organizations around the country, including outpatient clinics, hospitals and insurance providers, have been making the shift to value-based care over the past several years, and many patients are now seeing the effects of this shift. Read more…
Patients have increasing access to different tools that help them navigate the ever-changing landscape of healthcare. Are you taking advantage of these resources?
A patient portal is a secure site or app that gives patients access to their medical information anytime, anywhere. Follow My Health (FMH) is Revere Health’s patient portal. Patients can use it to view their medical records, refill their prescriptions, document health notes and events, and communicate with their providers.
Follow My Health is a highly beneficial tool to help you stay on top of your healthcare, save time and be healthier.
There’s a lot of information out there about health and wellness. Use this resource to find thousands of health-related topics—peer-reviewed by doctors—explaining diseases and conditions, diagnoses and treatments, surgeries and procedures, and other wellness and safety information.
You can also use this resource to answer your medication questions.
Search health topics here.
By choosing to make smart healthcare decisions, we have the ability to reverse rising healthcare costs. Below is a downloadable resource with tips to help reduce the cost of your care.
Healthcare is just like any other service industry. You wouldn’t sign a loan on a car without knowing the final price, but many patients agree to treatment options without having any idea what the total costs will be. Choosing providers and organizations that are transparent about the cost of their services upfront, and asking for more transparency from healthcare providers that don’t make that information readily available, means you can be sure you are getting the best price as a consumer.
You can find pricing for a wide variety of procedures at Revere Health here.
Most people get care from more than one provider, and sometimes in more than one health system. If this applies to you, it’s important to find care providers that share information with each other electronically. This makes your medical information more accessible and your care more convenient.
See if your provider is part of Utah’s Clinical Health Information Exchange (cHIE) here.
If you need extra help remembering your treatment instructions or the the next steps from your doctor, you may benefit from taking notes during your appointment. Use this sample worksheet if you aren’t sure what to write down.
Navigating the healthcare industry can be tricky. Use this glossary to better understand your health insurance, know where to go for care and learn about other important health information.
A health savings account (HSA) allows you to make tax-free contributions to a medical savings account. HSAs are available to taxpayers in the United States on a high-deductible health plan. You can use the money to cover qualified medical expenses and the money rolls over from year to year. Learn more about HSAs and calculate your savings here.
1 Source: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development; World Health Organization; European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies 2017
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