Value-Based Health Insurer Contracts Growing In Number, But Not Risk
While the number of value-based payment arrangements between payers and providers may be soaring, many of these relationships are structured in such a way that the incentive to improve health is not all that great.
Last year saw $41 billion invested in digital health companies. That’s billions and billions of dollars put toward innovating and improving a healthcare system that virtually all stakeholders believe is in desperate need of reimagination, reconstruction and revolution.
Pharmacists acting as an extension of physicians’ care teams is a key component of the tech-enabled, integrated care team I described above. Medication errors, poor adherence, incomplete treatment plans, and lack of communication around prescriptions have significant implications on the health of patients and contribute to rising costs. By integrating…